If I give oral sex to someone who may have genital herpes, what does that mean for me?

Oral Sex ; Herpes. Herpes is transmitted from skin to skin. If you do not have herpes type two (genital herpes) and you put your mouth on infected skin then you can get herpes. A person with herpes does not have to be having an outbreak to be contagious. If there are no history of outbreaks and the infected skin is unknown (which is very common) then there is no way to tell you more about your risk.

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If a woman has hsv2 genital herpes and their partner gives oral sex to them while not having an outbreak what are the chances of her partner gettin?

? Percent. Not sure of a percent but absolutely yes you can transmit it to your partner. Hsv 2 can certainly cause oral infection, and just because you don't have lesions doesn't mean you aren't shedding the virus. I would advise against what he is doing for you. Read more...

Hello, if someone has genital hypes type-1 and another person has oral herpes type-1, is it safe for the person with oral herpes to give oral sex to the person with genital herpes, if they're both type 1?

Here are some ... Though a legitimate concern and question, i doubt if there has ever been a study specially designed to answer your question. After contacting and overcoming a viral infection, such persons may gain some acquired immunity but most of them - herpes included - will not last forever and flare up off and on whenever the overall defense ability falls below the threshold for self-defense. So, follow... Read more...

Can you give someone genital herpes through oral sex if you don't currently have any lip sores?

Unlikely, but. The virus can be shedding and contagious if there are any symptoms of herpes. Just before the lesions appear, most people experience tingling or burning in the area. At that time, it is contagious. Read more...

If you get cold sores, should you tell partners that you could give then genital herpes if you give them oral sex?

HV 1 or 2 ? Oral herpes is a common infection of the mouth area. It is caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (hsv-1). There are two types of hsv, termed hsv-1 and hsv-2. See links for more information: 1) http://www.Emedicinehealth.Com/oral_herpes/article_em.Htm 2) http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000606.Htm. Read more...

Can I get genital herpes from giving oral sex to a man? Could I have passed it on to my current partner who I have unprotected sex w and I got it?

Yes. You could pick up HSV from giving oral sex to a man with an open lesion. The HSV would be on your lip so you would eventually get a fever blister. Then if you had an open lesion on your lip you could give it to your current partner. You also could transfer the virus from your hands that touched the man with active HSV to your own genitals - it takes open skin to open skin for transmission. Read more...

Can my husband give me oral sex when I have type 2 genital herpes without a dental dam? What are the chance he will get it that way?

It all depends. It all depends on where you are infected. There is a specific spot where you are contagious and only there can he get this type of herpes if he does not have it already. Read more...
They exist. The most important thing is to check for herpes blisters. If they are present, even in the most minute form, you can transmit it to him. Sometimes you can't see the lesions. Remember herpes is highly infectious. Be careful! Read more...
Risky. Even if you have no visible herpetic lesions, it is still possible to transmit the herpes virus. This virus is responsible for an increasing number of cancers in the mouth and neck. Even if the chances are slim, the results of getting the virus could be devastating. Read more...
Very high risk. He is at high risk of contracting HSV II, whether or not sores are present. It's up to you and your partner to decide what level of risk you are comfortable with. The herpes can be transmitted by active or passive partner. Read more...