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Please explain if it is true that having oral sex with someone when you have a cold sore (fever blister) will give that person genital herpes?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: There is potential

For herpes simplex virus 1 to be transmitted to genitalia.
Oral sex has potential to transmit a number of sti's. Herpes simplex, hiv, hpv, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis ; hepatitis can be spread via oral sex.

In brief: There is potential

For herpes simplex virus 1 to be transmitted to genitalia.
Oral sex has potential to transmit a number of sti's. Herpes simplex, hiv, hpv, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis ; hepatitis can be spread via oral sex.
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