Supposing I have cold sores (herpes 1,), can I get genital herpes?

Yes. Having hsv-1 does not confer any protection from getting hsv-2. Always practice safe sex and use protection whenever you can (condoms).

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I get cold sores but I don't have one now Been using phone/laptop all day and touched genitals Can I get genital herpes from the stuff I've been using?

Hand washing needed. The Herpes virus likes warm moist places to infect. If your wash you hands religiously then there is nothing to fear from the phone/laptop as a transmitter of the virus. Read more...
Gentilia HSV. Hi, the only way to get Herpes in private area is to have sex with an infected person and exposed to the fluid in the lesions. Read more...

Got the flu. I suffer from cold sores but don't have one at the moment. I sneezed on my PJ bottoms at one point. Will I get genital herpes from this?

No, not from sneeze. Herpes is passed through physical contact and not by aerosol. Kissing and oral sex are things to worry about but I've never heard of anyone getting genital herpes from a sneeze or from an infected article of clothing. Good luck :) Read more...
Very unlikely. Genital herpes comes from direct contact from the virus. I am unaware of transmission through this means. Read more...
No. Nope, The probability of that is approaching zero. Not to worry. HSV individual serotypes usually have predilection for one area of the body and you have antibodies to it already. You could get herpes genitalis from or give it to someone else via oral, vaginal or anal sex however, it is best to use barrier protection.The virus you have now causing your illness will not infect your urogenital tract. Read more...
Genital herpes. No there is no way you are going to get genital herpes without sexual contact. Read more...

Possibly have a cold sore, kissed girlfriend who doesn't have one and then she gave oral sex. I'm very worried. What is the odds I get genital herpes?

Viral exposure. The oral herpes virus is very common and can unfortunately manifest as lesions on post the lips and the genitals. if either of you has the virus and have engaged in oral sex, then transmission is possible. Nevertheless if you maintain good health and community than the likelihood of recurrence and symptoms will be low. Fortunately herpes is treatable, but you guys should talk about it together. Read more...

Can I give my girlfriend genital herpes if I get cold sores and give her oral sex, but don't have a cold sore at the time? And if I give her cold sores, and she gives me oral sex, can I get genital herpes?

Cold . Cold sores or fever blisters are caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (hsv-1) and are extremely common. Most people become infected as an infant or small child when kissed or by sharing eating utensils with an adult who has the virus. The virus is most contagious when someone has a cold sore, but can still be passed along by someone who does not. Many people do not even know that they are infected because the virus can "hide out" in the nerve cells for very long periods of time - for some people it hides out forever and they never get a cold sore. For others, the virus can "wake up" and that's when a cold sore happens. No one knows exactly what causes a cold sore to appear - sometimes stress, illness, fevers, colds, sunlight, cold weather, menstruation, certain foods, allergies, you name it! they usually last 7-10 days and are more of an annoyance than a danger unless you have a weakened immune system or contract a bacterial infection on top of the cold sore. Genital herpes is typically caused by herpes simplex type 2 (hsv-2) and can only be spread via sexual contact with an infected person. The bad news is that you can get an hsv -1 infection in the genital area from oral sex. The good news is that 80% of the population have been exposed to it and have antibodies to hsv-1 that will help protect them. Your girlfriend has already been exposed (by kissing you) and you already have hsv-1, so both of you likely have antibodies and so have a low likelihood of causing genital infections with hsv-1. Read more...
Sex. Herpes can be transmitted to your sexual partner during oral or vaginal sex. It is contagious when you have open sores. Read more...

Was wondering if you get cold sores does that mean you have genital herpes too?

Herpes. Nope. Not in any way. There are two types of herpes. They are only truly diagnosed by a blood test. 75% of americans have the herpes type one virus (oral) and 25% of americans have the genital or 'herpes type two' virus. If you have type one before you are exposed to type two you can still get infected with herpes type two. If you get exposed to two first then you cannot get type one. Read more...