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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?

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Dr. Robert Killian
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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