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Can any one of the partners contract genital herpes by having oral sex?

Can any one of the partners contract genital herpes by having oral sex?

Herpes transmission: If one of you already has genital herpes and is shedding virus at the time of oral sex then it can be passed to the other person. ...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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Does oral genital sex increases antisperm antibodies in genital mucosa and increases risk of infertility? Is oral sex detrimental in any other way?

Does oral genital sex increases antisperm antibodies in genital mucosa and increases risk of infertility? Is oral sex detrimental in any other way?

Oral sex: I am not familiar with any studies that link oral sex to infertility. Std's including herpes, chlamydia, and gonorrhea can be spread through oral sex. ...Read more

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What does oral HPV infection look like? Does oral HPV cause bumps in the mouth?

What does oral HPV infection look like? Does oral HPV cause bumps in the mouth?

No symptoms: You can have oral HPV without any signs/symptoms at all. There is no reliable test for it. Your best bet is to get the vaccine (gardasil) and limit (if not eliminate) your exposure. Condoms and dental dams help but are generally thought to be ineffective. ...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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Difference between oral hpv-16 and genital hpv-16?If i tested negative for genital HPV does that mean i don't have HPV orally?( gave unprotec oral sex)

Difference between oral hpv-16 and genital hpv-16?If i tested negative for genital HPV does that mean i don't have HPV orally?( gave unprotec oral sex)

HPV: There is no test for hpv that is universal or cover all parts or tissues of the body. Hpv 16 is one of over 100 strains of hpv. The genital test does not cover any oral exposures. There is no oral test for hpv that is readily available. ...Read more

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Can oral herpes become genital herpes when performing oral sex even when not having any breakouts ?

Can oral herpes become genital herpes when performing oral sex even when not having any breakouts ?

Yes: Genital herpes can cause oral infection and oral herpes can cause genital infections even when no eruptions are present although transmission of the virus is much more likely during breakouts. 20% of all adults are infected with genital herpes and up to 80% of adults are infected with oral herpes and the virus can be transmitted even when there are no symptoms. ...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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Does oral sex cause mouth cancer?

Not directly: Oral sex can expose you to the human papilloma virus (hpv) which can increase your risk of developing oral cancer. ...Read more

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Can HPV jump from a genital organ to oral cavity? Is giving oral sex to man the only risk factor for oral hpv?Can oral HPV lay dormant in oral cavity?

Can HPV jump from a genital organ to oral cavity? Is giving oral sex to man the only risk factor for oral hpv?Can oral HPV lay dormant in oral cavity?

Yes: Hpv can jump from gential to oral cavity. Smoking is a risk factor for oral cancer. Once you have hpv doesn't mean you'll get cancer, only makes it possible, like an opportunity. Yes oral hpv can lay dormant in oral cavity. The risk also increases with the number of sexual partners a person has. Smoking also increases the risk of oral hpv infection. ...Read more

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Is hpv that causes throat cancer only from oral sex or could you get hpv thorat cancer from not oral sex?

Is hpv that causes throat cancer only from oral sex or could you get hpv thorat cancer from not oral sex?

Yes - oral/oral: Epidemiology study showed that open-mouth kissing is also associated with acquired oral HPV infection (Sex Transm Dis. 2012: 39(7):559). The risk increases among smokers or persons with multiple partners. Among all the infections, only small percentage of HPV strains are oncogenic (causing cancers). ...Read more

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How does the transmission of genital herpes simplex 1 work?

How does the transmission of genital herpes simplex 1 work?

Usually through oral: Usually follows oral sex but may occur through genital sex in an infected partner with genital herpes simplex 1. ...Read more

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I get herpes on mouth after oral sex with sex worker, it the sign of affected HIV or other virus? ( i used mouth to kiss virginal liquid)

I get herpes on mouth after oral sex with sex worker, it the sign of affected HIV or other virus? ( i used mouth to kiss virginal liquid)

See your physician : No answer can be given with certainty, please get to see your physician and have him/her evaluate the condition. ...Read more

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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

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Can oral sex transmit hpv?

Yes: The hpv virus is very easily transmitted from person to person. Fingers, mouths, sharing sex toys without washing in between are all thought to be ways of transmitting hpv. ...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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Genital and oral HPV are different types, right? Can any of genital strains of HPV also live in mouth(saliva, gums)?

Genital and oral HPV are different types, right? Can any of genital strains of HPV also live in mouth(saliva, gums)?

Not so fast: The cancer associated strains that are known to cause cervical cancer can also cause throat,penile & anal cancer. The germ is specific to the sexual practices of those who carry it. Genital/oral/anal strains are specific to those types of skin, so they do not live on your shoulder/feet/etc. but they are capable of living in several sites. ...Read more

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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

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)

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