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Could it be possible for hsv2 to be spread from the mouth to another person if they have oral hsv2 even without showing symptoms?

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Extremely unlikely

First, oral HSV2 infections are rare, and when present, are pretty much limted to people who also have genital infection.
Second, when oral HSV2 is present, asymptomatic shedding of the virus -- i.e. infectivity without symptoms -- is uncommon, much less than for genital HSV2. For those reasons, HSV2 is almost never transmitted from mouth to genitals. No worries at all. Best wishes.

In brief: Extremely unlikely

First, oral HSV2 infections are rare, and when present, are pretty much limted to people who also have genital infection.
Second, when oral HSV2 is present, asymptomatic shedding of the virus -- i.e. infectivity without symptoms -- is uncommon, much less than for genital HSV2. For those reasons, HSV2 is almost never transmitted from mouth to genitals. No worries at all. Best wishes.
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In addition, once an HSV infection has been present a few months, the immune system prevents infecting a new body part with the same type of HSV. This problem -- called autoinocuation -- is pretty much limited to new HSV infections within the first few weeks.
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