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Can you give yourself genital herpes from touching your mouth than genitals even when there are NO signs and symptoms of a cold sore?

Here are some ... Auto-inoculation of herpes is possible but very rare. Despite such likelihood, do some thing within our control, that is, personal quality lifestyle without obsession and overindulgence so to enhance personal defense immune ability and minimize cross over by timely hand washing, but not becoming compulsive. Remember contacting infective agents doesn't mean contracting it ... Read more...

What do you recommend if I have a cold sore in my mouth and im scared I might have genital herpes?

See a physician. The sore in your mouth is probably an aphthous ulcer which isn't viral and will resolve in 10-14 days...If you suspect genital herpes see your physician for advice and treatment options. Read more...

If he has a cold sore on his lip, can I get genital herpes from this?

Yes. I would refrain from oral sex until the cold sore disappears. It is possible that the sore on your partners lip is being caused by herpers simplexii which is genital herpes. My best advice is be safe during this oral outbreak. Read more...

Is it possible to get genital herpes from masturbating when having a cold sore? (I used my own saliva)

Yes. It is possible to self inoculate. The classic place is on the finger to get what is called a herpetic whitlow, a painful infection on the hand. Read more...

If I have a cold sore & wipe saliva w/ my fingers on my penis to penetrate my gf, can she get genital herpes? I didn't touch the sore, just my tongue.

Herpes 1 and 2. Most herpes on the face is type 1. Most people already have it but have no symptoms. Saliva and contact with your mouth is exposing her, but she is probably already in possession of this virus, so she will notice nothing. If you want to know, you and the girl can both have blood tests to discover who has which herpes virus. You may be in for some surprises. Read more...
No. If you have herpes on your lips, it's most likely herpes labialis, type I herpes. Genital herpes is type II herpes virus, which typically is found below the waist line. Occasional cases of type I herpes can be found below the waist as well but this is not very common. Read more...
Not likely. Although there is a low likelihood that you transmitted herpes to your partner, it is possible to transmit virus from a cold sore and thus transmission to your partner could result in her developing genital herpes. The herpes virus could go from your cold sore to your hand and from there to your penis. Read more...