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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

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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Would test result show positive for genital herpes 1 if there was no sign of symptoms ie sores? How often do HSV 1 show symptoms? Will it ever stop?

Would test result show positive for genital herpes 1 if there was no sign of symptoms ie sores? How often do HSV 1 show symptoms? Will it ever stop?

Herpes: There are two types of herpes, type one (oral) and type two, (genital). 90% of people infected with herpes do not have sores or outbreaks. The only reliable testing for herpes is a blood test. ...Read more

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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?

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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Is it hard for a man to get genital herpes from hsv-1?

Herpes: I do not understand what you are really asking. Herpes can infect any part of the human skin. If one does not have a history of previously being infected with herpes they can get this if exposed anywhere they are exposed to it. ...Read more

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Could herpes (hsv-1) cause genital herpes (hsv-2)?

Could herpes (hsv-1) cause genital herpes (hsv-2)?

Herpes Simplex Virus: 1 (hsv -1) can cause genital lesions. (however it doesn't morph into hsv-2). ...Read more

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Can you get HSV 1 genital herpes from sharing underwear?

Herpes simplex: Very unlikely and for all intensive purposes it would be close to a first. ...Read more

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If i tested hsv 1 positive but it is in my genital area do i consider myself to have genital herpes or just oral herpes?

If i tested hsv 1 positive but it is in my genital area do i consider myself to have genital herpes or just oral herpes?

More info needed: What kind of test was done? A positive blood test for HSV doesn't tell where on the body the infection is located. If you had a genital sore, blister etc that tested positive, then you have genital herpes due to HSV1. ...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