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Can I get herpes simplex 2 on my vagina from having oral sex that has herpes simplex 1 on their mouth?

No, but, Herpes simplex 1 & herpes simplex 2 are distinct viruses. You cannot get hsv2 from someone who only has hsv1, but you can get hsv1 in the genital area or hsv2 around the mouth. It is possible to have hsv 1 & 2 both in either the oral area or the gential area. Read more...

Where do I get tested for herpes simplex 1?

Depends on site. A swab of the oral cavity, urethra, vagina, or anal canal are all sites that can be used to test for herpes, although a blood test can also see if you already have antibodies. The blood test is not as good at determining if you have a current infection, as if you have been exposed --although it also depends on the test performed. Read more...

Please help docs! Where do I go to get tested for herpes simplex 1?

Testing. A herpes viral culture can determine if a rash is due to the herpes virus. A doctor can perform this if there is an active lesion. If there is no active lesion, a blood test can be performed to determine if there are antibodies against any recent or past herpes infection. Read more...
Herpes. Blood testing can be do e at the family clinic or at your local std clinic or at the health department. Read more...

Is it possible to be with somone who had herpes simplex 1 in their genitals and not get it?

Yes. It is not a certainty that a partner will spread this virus with a single contact. Over time, with the same affected partner, the chances of transmission will increase. Read more...

Please help! What happens if you are tested positive for herpes simplex 1. Will you ever get outbreaks in your genitals?

Possibly. It's possible to get an outbreak of hsv-1 on your genital region if you contracted hsv-1 at the genital region. For instance, if someone with an oral hsv-1 lesion (cold sore) performed oral sex on your genitalia, they could potentially pass the hsv-1 to your genitals, making you susceptible for outbreaks of hsv-1 in your genital region. Read more...