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Oral Sex And Herpes
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
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
Same causes: The herpes simplex virus is the primary cause of cold sores and genital herpes. The only difference is the type of virus. Hsv type 1 usually is associated with cold sores and hsv type 2 is associated with genital herpes. However any one can get cold sores if they come into contact with the genital area of an hsv type 2 infected person who is contagious at that time and vice versa. ...Read more
Better not: Oral herpes usually due to herpes type-1and genital herpes usually due to herpes type 2. So both of you may get infected with different types. However sometimes same strain may cause both infection. So it is not wise to practice oral sex when you have active infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Genital herpes is a disease caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv), of which there are two types. Type 1 (hsv-1) usually causes oral herpes, an infection of the lips and mouth. In the past, hsv-1 was not known to cause genital herpes, but that is changing, especially among people who begin having sex at a young age. Still, in most cases, genital herpes is caused by hsv-2 herpes virus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had sex and oral sex with my male partner. Start itching and having other yeast symptoms. Can I be exposed to oral thrush?
Yeast infection: Yeasts are everywhere. Susceptibility to infection may be influenced by use of antibiotics, steroids, presence of diabetes or any suppression of immunity. It is very unusual for adults to get thrush in the absence of an immune defect. When we see thrush in an adult we think HIV disease. Good luck. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Possibly: Without active lesions it would be very rare to transmit this infection to the genitals. It is possible to have a small lesion and not be aware of it and thus transmit it. The two types are so very similar that oral herpes can cause genital herpes. If you have herpes in your vagina you may not be aware but you are almost certain to see a herpes lesion on the penis. Genital herpes can infect mouth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible for someone to have anal sex vaginal sex and oral sex and get herpes only in one area?
Get it in all 3 area: Getting oral herpes does not immunize one from getting it elsewhere in the body. It is good practice to have protected sex or to not interact sexually or even kiss someone with an active cold sore. Let the sore heal and the scab disappear before having "fun!". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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