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Dr. Jane Van Dis Dr. Van Dis
Obstetrics & Gynecology
14 years in practice
Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota
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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


Dr. Donald Colantino Dr. Colantino
Internal Medicine
57 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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Cab you get oral herpes from drinking after someone who has genital herpes?

Cab you get oral herpes from drinking after someone who has genital herpes?

Contagious: Genital herpes is usually transmitted by contact with the genital area. If a person with eruptions touches your glass it's possible for the virus to be transmitted to you that way. Genital herpes virus can also cause herpes infection in the oral area. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Patterson Dr. Patterson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
38 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Can u get oral herpes from genital herpes?

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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Dr. Zaki Samman Dr. Samman
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
32 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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Say I have oral herpes, will i get genital herpes?

Say I have oral herpes, will i get genital herpes?

Not necessarily: Hodgkin's lymphoma is not a heridetary illness. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
Internal Medicine
24 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Besides sores, what other health problems, can you get from genital herpes and oral herpes?

Genital herpes: Can cause problems if active in a woman for a baby if she gives a vaginal delivery. Otherwise the problems from this infections are local pain and embarrassment and contagiousness ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Lama Dr. Lama
Urology
years in practice
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What to do if I have oral herpes and have been thinking aboutthere a possibility that i will get genital herpes?

Not to worry: Oral and genital herpes are derived from two different herpes viruses. Herpes 1 for the oral and herpes 2 for the genital. Genital herpes is obtained only with sexual relations from an infected individual. ...Read more

Dr. James Wright Dr. Wright
Dentistry
29 years in practice
Marquette University School of Dentistry
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Dr. Pamela Asseff Dr. Asseff
Dentistry
24 years in practice
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Can i get oral herpes from my bf if he has genital herpes on the tip of his penis around the edge of the tip?

Yes: You can share herpetic infections oral and genital by contact. The virus is always present but not always active. Herpes is highly contagious in its active form. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Sterling Dr. Sterling
Emergency Medicine
41 years in practice
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If me and my partner both have genital herpes and I perform oral sex on him, can I get oral herpes if he's not having an outbreak?

If me and my partner both have genital herpes and I perform oral sex on him, can I get oral herpes if he's not having an outbreak?

A Short Short Answer: A simple question with a potentially VERY complex answer.The short short short answer is Yes...possibly. You see it depends on the virus you have,he has,and the immunity you have developed overall.But even with immunity you can get either, just less probably.Next,you can get it without lesions because the virus can be hanging out there for several days before an outbreak.That's the basics. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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Dr. Celia Dominguez Dr. Dominguez
Fertility Medicine
30 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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If I give oral to someone with genital herpes, will I get genital herpes or oral herpes (like fever blisters, etc)?

If I give oral to someone with genital herpes, will I get genital herpes or oral herpes (like fever blisters, etc)?

Be careful: both type one and type two can actually be genital or oral. best to stay away from lesions ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan Dr. Dohan
Dermatology
53 years in practice
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Can you get genital herpes simplex 2 from someone with oral herpes simplex 1?

No: But you can get herpes simplex 1 in the genital area. Most adults are already positive for hsv1. If you already have it, you will get nothing. A blood test can tell you if you need to worry. ...Read more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield Dr. Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
49 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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I have the oral herpes, had sex with someone I think I passed the virus to, a little of his saliva touched my genital area, can I get genital herpes?

No risk: People are resistant to new infections with the same HSV type they already have. You will not catch a new HSV1 infection anywhere on your body, especially with the same virus strain already infecting your mouth. Also, HSV is not transmitted by such brief contact with saliva; the virus must be massaged into tissues. So no worries! Of course you could still catch HSV2 if sexually exposed to it. ...Read more

Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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Can you get genital herpes simplex virus 2 from someone who has oral herpes 1?

Can you get genital herpes simplex virus 2 from someone who has oral herpes 1?

Yes: Oral herpes simplex virus-1, can be transmitted to the genitals via fellatio or cunnilingus, just as hsv-2 can be transmitted from person's genitals to an other person's mouth. Thus you should avoid oral sex with anyone with a sore on his or her mouth. Hsv is extremely contagious even in the absence of symptoms or visible lesions. Thus beware! ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Was wondering if you have genital herpes can it turn to oral herpes?

According to the: Cdc ' if a person with genital herpes touches their sores or the fluids from the sores, they may transfer herpes to another part of the body.'. Although the herpes will not change type it could be spread to the mouth. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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If you have genital herpes and masturbated then accidentally touched your lips, will it cause oral herpes or how does this work ?

According to the: Cdc ' if a person with genital herpes touches their sores or the fluids from the sores, they may transfer herpes to another part of the body.' so herpes type ii could be spread to the lip. ...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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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