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Peck Kiss Transmit Cold Sore
Is oraquick administered by a nurse reliable at 4 months? Can kissing someone with healing cold sore transmit hiv?
I kissed my bf and gave oral sex briefly 5 days after my cold sore healed. I woke up the next day with prodrome and now have a new sore. What are the %risk to transmit to oral and/or genital hsv1?
Depends: If you have herpes type 1, your boyfriend is probably already infected as most adults are. If you want to know there is a blood test. Most infected people have no symptoms. Those who have symptoms are contagious between attacks but more contagious at the onset of an attack. Pills are used to control symptoms and reduce transmission of the virus. You need a prescription. ...Read more
Bf did oral sex on me after kissing. Hour later I had a cold sore (red burning)on lip 4 1st time. Is it possible I transmit it to him, him to my genitals?
Even physiciens have not learned the troubling new information we now know about herpes. Once one is infected they can be contagious at unpredictable times and at unpredictable rates, even when they do not have sores.
This phenomenon is called viral shedding.
Most couples share the same virus and do not need to worry about this. But, if not then there is treatment to turn down the risks. ...Read more
Probably safe but...: Oral herpes (cold sores) due to HSV1 is transmissible primarily during outbreaks, but often there is asymptomatic viral shedding, i.e. virus present without an outbreak. Mostly it won't be transmitted by kissing or oral sex if no outbreak, but sometimes it happens. Without a sore, main risk is from sexual (French, open mouth) kissing or oral sex, very rarely by a social kiss with friends etc. ...Read more
Oral herpes is not a serous issue for an otherwise healthy person. You can spread the virus even when there are no sores.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
See below: Herpes simplex virus 1transmission can occur with no visible lesions due to subclinical or asymptomatic shedding of the virus. In fact transmission occurs more commonly during asymptomatic shedding. Therefore if your partner gets cold sores, unfortunately there is no time when there is no risk of transmission. ...Read more
Cold sores: Don't know if she is the one with the cold sore or if you are. Cold sores are contagious. So, kissing might not be the best idea. ...Read more
Possibly: From kissing someone if they had a cold sore. If you have cold sore blisters it is best not to share eating utensils, chap sticks or lips sticks or kiss in order to prevent spreading the infection to someone else. ...Read more
You can get one: From contact other than kissing. I don't know if you have a cold sore. A cold sore is a lesion w blisters (lip, chin, cheek, nostril ; sometimes mouth) which causes burning, pain ; itching. It is teaming w herpes simplex virus. These are most often associated w herpes simplex virus1. The lesions are often found on lips, skin around mouth, nose, chin, mouth, cheeks, ; even eye. ...Read more
Potential to spread: If you have cold sore blisters it is best not to share eating utensils, chap sticks or lips sticks or kiss in order to prevent spreading the infection to someone else. ...Read more
Prevention: If you have cold sore blisters it is best not to share eating utensils, chap sticks or lips sticks or kiss in order to prevent spreading the infection to someone else. ...Read more
Well, it is possible: To become infected w the herpes simplex virus (if not previously infected w it) if you kiss someone with an active cold sore. There isn't really a 'cure'. Prevention is best. To prevent cold sores from occurring wash hands often. Maintain a healthful lifestyle (regular exercise, nutritious diet, adequate sleep, keeping stress at bay). Contact avoidance is key. ...Read more
I haven't kissed anyone and I don't really share drinks so how could I have gotten this cold sore?
Not much: Most adults are already positive for herpes type 1 (usually associated with lip cold sores). The positive rate is over 50% here in the us. Remember also that most people never show symptoms. If you have never had an outbreak I would probably avoid kissing until the sore is healed in your partner. No need to take a chance if you might be negative. ...Read more
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