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My partner and I have oral HSV 1. What is the probability one could get genital HSV 1 if we refrain from oral contact during an outbreak?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Should not happen

Once you have one type of herpes, you can't get that same type again.

In brief: Should not happen

Once you have one type of herpes, you can't get that same type again.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Minimal risk.

Your risk should be minimal as you and your partner will have a protective antibody to HSV 1.
You will be protected from additional infection by virtue of the antibodies you already have.

In brief: Minimal risk.

Your risk should be minimal as you and your partner will have a protective antibody to HSV 1.
You will be protected from additional infection by virtue of the antibodies you already have.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine

In brief: Very slim

Usually oral hsvi is not shed if not having an outbreak so do not worry if you refrain form oral contact until the lesions are completely healed.

In brief: Very slim

Usually oral hsvi is not shed if not having an outbreak so do not worry if you refrain form oral contact until the lesions are completely healed.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Dr. Marsha Davis
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