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Whatre the chances are of me giving my boyfriend genital herpes HSV 1 from saliva, and my lips not touching his genitals. My cold sore was almost gone?

Whatre the chances are of me giving my boyfriend genital herpes HSV 1 from saliva, and my lips not touching his genitals. My cold sore was almost gone?

Hard to say: It's impossible to say what the statistical chances are of transmitting herpes with a single encounter. If you've recently had a cold sore, of course the chances are higher. But the virus can be shed even when no sore is present. It's a discussion and risk/benefit analysis that you and bf have to have with one another and make decision that feels comfortable for you. ...Read more

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The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more


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I have oral herpes 1, I don't have it genitally, if I have unprotected vaginal sex can my partner get infected?

I have oral herpes 1, I don't have it genitally, if I have unprotected vaginal sex can my partner get infected?

Vaginal sex no risk: Herpes can only be transmitted by direct, personal contact with the infected area. Assuming you do not also have genital HSV1, vaginal sex cannot transmit it. However, kissing or oral sex could transmit it to his mouth or penis, respectively. He could have a blood test to see if he already has HSV1 (half the population has it). If so, he is immune to catching it again. ...Read more

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How likely is it to transfer your oral herpes to your genitals?

How likely is it to transfer your oral herpes to your genitals?

Herpes Spreads: If you touch your cold sore starting with the prodrome until it is fully healed you can spread the herpes virus to anything you touch. The most common sites are to the eyes or genitals since they are both mucous membrane structures which have much thinner coverings than skin which is thicker and has a keratinized surface. ...Read more

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I'm starting to think i may have oral herpes. Can it spread to my genitals?

I'm starting to think i may have oral herpes. Can it spread to my genitals?

Potentially: Herpes simplex virus - 1 (oral herpes) infections are less prevalent in the genital region than hsv-2, however this gap is slowly decreasing. In some studies, populations have seen hsv -1 surpass hsv - 2 as the predominant cause of genital herpes. Oral sexual behaviors remain the most common way to spread oral herpes to the genitalia. ...Read more

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How likely is it she could get oral herpes from you, and then transfer it to your genitals?

How likely is it she could get oral herpes from you, and then transfer it to your genitals?

Unlikely: Having a women become colonized and infected with your herpes simplex virus and then transferring the same virus to your genitals through oral sex is very unlikely. It is far more likely to occur through oral sex when the recipient has not yet been infected with the strain of herpes in your mouth. Since oral sex became more acceptable we see this transfer occurring frequently. ...Read more

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Can u get oral herpes from genital herpes?

Yes of course: If you have oral sex with someone who has active genital herpes then can get the herpes orally, genital herpes is type 2 oral herpes is type 1 but u can get type 1 or 2 in either area. Continuous Valtrex (valacyclovir) can prevent outbreaks of herpes, please see your gyn. ...Read more

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Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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