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If tested positve for herpes simplex virus one is it effective to pass it on to my partner?

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: HSV 1

HSV 1 is the "cold sore" virus & blood tests can show if u've been exposed (& therefore infected with) the virus.
Some people never know it, because they don't get the blistery outbreak-but they can still be an infectious risks to others-from saliva if we're talking HSV 1. HSV 2 is genital herpes which lives in the genital tract. People are having more oral sex, which means some crossover occurs.

In brief: HSV 1

HSV 1 is the "cold sore" virus & blood tests can show if u've been exposed (& therefore infected with) the virus.
Some people never know it, because they don't get the blistery outbreak-but they can still be an infectious risks to others-from saliva if we're talking HSV 1. HSV 2 is genital herpes which lives in the genital tract. People are having more oral sex, which means some crossover occurs.
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