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

Yes. Hsv virus can shed even when you don't have a sore. It's much less likely, but still possible.
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.
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.

Related Questions

If I've had hsv1 for years and recently (unknowningly) had oral sex with a guy who has a cold sore, how likely is it for me to get it in my genitals?

About 3% chance. One in four people in america has herpes, primarily because it is so easy to transmit. If you have had exposure to a lesion on your partner that is actively shedding virus, there is about a 3% chance you will be infected. About 90% of people who contract herpes do not have any symptoms - so it is possible that you may not know that you have be infected. Read more...
50 to 50. Either he has genital herpes or he doesn't. If he does and was in the middle of an outbreak then you can very easily contract it. Many people are infected with oral herpes and that doesn't mean they also have genital herpes. Best thing to do if you can is talk to him and both of you should get tested. Please practice safe sex, using a condom will prevent you from contracting stds. Read more...

I kissed my bf and gave oral sex briefly 5 days after my cold sore healed. I woke up the next day with prodrome and now have a new sore. What are the %risk to transmit to oral and/or genital hsv1?

See below. The risk for transmitting if he does not already have hsv _ which he might already - is about 80%. Read more...
Depends. If you have herpes type 1, your boyfriend is probably already infected as most adults are. If you want to know there is a blood test.Most infected people have no symptoms. Those who have symptoms are contagious between attacks but more contagious at the onset of an attack. Pills are used to control symptoms and reduce transmission of the virus. You need a prescription. Read more...
VERY HIGH. New prodrome likely from trauma to lips but may be unrelated, coincidental. The risk of infection to your sexual partner can be high during an outbreak, but some suggest that 95% of infected people will shed the hsv virus-even between outbreaks, while others suggest the risk is low. Soapbox: practice safe sex, use a condom/dam and inform your partner(s). It’s their life you may affect and infect. Read more...

What is the chance of HSV1 transmission to the genitals via oral sex during the "healing stage" of the cold sore?

See answer. The amount of virus that is shed is much less when the cold sore is starting to heal over, but it is still possible to get Genital HSV1. HSV is shed periodically even in between outbreaks and can be found in the saliva. On the other hand HSV1 is spread more easily to your lips than your genitals as the HSV1 virus prefers the former and the HSV2 virus prefers the genitals. Read more...

Dr my bf doesn't have hsv1 but we kissed and he did oral sex on me and an hour later I had a cold sore (red hot)on lip. Will I have hsv on genitals now?

No risk, no worries. If I understand, you're asking if your own oral HSV1 could be transferred to your genital area by your partner kissing you then carrying the virus to your genital area when he performed oral sex. The answer is no. People are highly resistant to new infection with the same HSV type they already have, anywhere on the body. You'll never get HSV1 in the genital area or anywhere other than your mouth. Read more...

My ex gave me genital hsv1 after oral sex when he had a cold sore. This was 9 years ago and I have never had an outbreak since. How contagious am i?

Not Very. If you've never had an outbreak since the exposure, it is possible that your blood work test positive for hsv type 1 (positive igg to hsv1). However, if you don't have any visible lesions or pain, you're most likely not contagious but i suggest always using protection and checking yourself to make sure you don't have visible lesions. Read more...
Dorment virus. Chances are the virus is not currently active but remains in your system. You would be contagious if you develop lesions which can be difficult to see. Read more...
How do you know? You forgot to indicate how it was determined that you have [had?] hsv1. Most adults harbor this virus, never have recognized symptoms, yet periodically shed herpes virus which can be cultured and is potentially contagious. But note that most people already carry the virus and so they are not at risk from you. Read more...