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Are genital herpes caused by oral sex with someone with herpes permanently?

Are genital herpes caused by oral sex with someone with herpes permanently?

Yes!: This is a permanent disease. Whoever gave you this should have been on remitive therapy. That said, you may have more inherent immunity and outbreaks can be few and far between. If you get into a new relationship, should should be on remitive therapy yourself and advise your partner of your condition! ...Read more

Reproductive Organs (Definition)

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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Is genital herpes caused by oral sex with someone with herpes a permanent condition?

Is genital herpes caused by oral sex with someone with herpes a permanent condition?

See below: Herpes once present never goes away fortuantely the symptosms tend to lessen with time and also there are treatments that lessen the disease. ...Read more

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Can having hsv-1 giving oral sex causes the person receiving it have genital herpes of hsv-2? What is the chances of receiving hsv-2?

Can having hsv-1 giving oral sex causes the person receiving it have genital herpes of hsv-2? What is the chances of receiving hsv-2?

Apples and oranges: A person with apples can only give her friend apples. A person can receive oranges only from a friend who has oranges. Herpes 1 and 2 are like apples and oranges. They do not change into one another. However, herpes is called the "gift that keeps on giving" because once a person catches herpes 1 or 2, she can never get rid of it, yet she can give it to another person, and another, and another... ...Read more

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Can you have oral sex with genital herpes?

Can you have oral sex with genital herpes?

See below: You can, but you shouldn't if there is an active outbreak. Herpes can be transmitted via genital-genital, oral-genital, and oral-oral contact. ...Read more

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If i recieve oral sex, can I get genital herpes?

Yes: Herpes virus has two types. Type i is usually associated with fever blisters & type ii is usually associated with genital lesions. However, either virus may be transmitted by oral sex in either direction. ...Read more

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Can you pass along genital herpes through oral sex?

Can you pass along genital herpes through oral sex?

Yes: Lesions on the vagina or penis can be transmitted. From vaginal to oral and from oral to vagina or penis. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get genital herpes from oral sex?

Is it possible to get genital herpes from oral sex?

Yes: Herpes viruses are associated with mucous membranes. Usually hsv-1 is found in the oral cavity and hsv-2 is found in the genital area. But, crossover infection is becoming more common. ...Read more

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Can you only get genital herpes from sex and oral sex?

Can you only get genital herpes from sex and oral sex?

Pretty much: Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease-so something sexual must be going on. These days, it's not like the 1950s, so sometimes HSV1 and HSV2 can get a little mixed up. (The first virus is the cold sore virus, and the second one is classically associated with genital herpes, but now the 2 can interchange a bit depending on the activity). Herpes is very infectious BTW-talk/take precautions ...Read more

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Can virgins who have not even had oral sex get genital herpes?

Unlikely: Genital herpes is predominantly spread by contact with parts that carry the virus (oral secretions, lips, penis etc). Without sexual foreplay and contact, you wont get genital herpes. Oral herpes can be acquired if you share drinks or liquids with someone who may have an infection and is shedding the virus Best wishes Dr M ...Read more

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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Genital Herpes (Definition)

This is a skin and mucous membrane infection of the soft tissues of the genitals, either male or female. It is caused by a virus called herpes simplex and transmitted person to person by direct contact. It produces small blister-like lesions which break down and form shallow ulcers which are ...Read more