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If you already get cold sores, can you get hsv1 genitally from oral sex? Or are you immuned?

Already have it. You are not immune since you have already acquired it. Once you have it you will always harbor the virus. You can pass hsv to your partners genitals. Hsv 2 is more likely to be acquired on the genitals. Read more...
Herpes. You are not immune to herpes and you can get hsv1 from oral sex even though you get cold sores. Read more...
Immune. You cannot get hsvi. But you can get hsv2. Read more...

If you already have hsv1 and get cold sores, can you get hsv1 genitally from oral sex? Or are you not able to since you already have hsv1?

Herpes. You cannot get the same infection a second time. But there is a different herpes known as herpes type two that you are at risk for if exposed to it. Read more...

If you already have hsv1 and get cold sores, does that make you immune to contracting the virus again? Or can you still get it somewhere else?

Hsv1. Cold sores can be from hsv1 or hsv2. Because there is no cure for herpes, once you get the virus, you don't get the same type again. Rather you have "flare ups" where you keep having outbreaks from that initial exposure. You can still catch hsv2, but you won't get a "new" hsv 1 infection. Read more...
HSV1 may return. Hsv is a virus that may reoccur. It may recur on any mucous membrane. So, if you are having oral sex, it may recur on the genital area if you have oral sex when you have an active lesion. Read more...

If you get cold sores, can you transmit hsv1 to someone genitally through oral sex when you don't have a cold sore?

Probably Not. The highly contagious phase for cold sore hsv-1 transmission is during an active lesion when there are millions of viruses that can be passed to other areas of the body or to someone else. Read more...
Yes. That has been the greatest problem we've had with hsv as the transmission is not at a time with lesion, we are careful at that time. It when we don't have anything to show for a problem that we can transmit it to another person. Read more...
Yes. Hsv virus can shed even when you don't have a sore. It's much less likely, but still possible. Read more...

I heard you can still get genital sores from hsv1 if your partner has it and you practice oral sex. Is this true? Even if he never gets cold sores?

Herpes. If you have not been infected with hsv 1 then you can get infected wherever you are exposed. Of course this is true if he is infected on his lips or tongue. Having a sore is now known to be meaningless in the discussion of who is contagious. All infected with herpes are contagious but we cannot test for where or how often they are contagious. If you have hsv 1 you cannot get it again. Read more...