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Yesterday my boyfriend gave me oral sex with a cold sore, can I get genital herpes?

Yes. Oral lesions are usually associated with hsv-1 and genital lesions are usually associated with hsv-2. But, there is more evidence of 'crossover' infection, especially related to hsv-1 infection in the genital area. Read more...
At risk. You are definately at risk. When you see lesions (sores) either fully visible or just starting, it is safest to avoid any contact. Remember, herpes is forever, and can be very troublesome. Read more...

Possibly have a cold sore, kissed girlfriend who doesn't have one and then she gave oral sex. I'm very worried. What is the odds I get genital herpes?

Viral exposure. The oral herpes virus is very common and can unfortunately manifest as lesions on post the lips and the genitals. if either of you has the virus and have engaged in oral sex, then transmission is possible. Nevertheless if you maintain good health and community than the likelihood of recurrence and symptoms will be low. Fortunately herpes is treatable, but you guys should talk about it together. Read more...

Can you get incurable genital herpes from a cold sore through oral sex?

Yes but not easily. Type 1 hsv which is the virus that causes oral labial herpes or cold sores- does not transmit easily to the genital area- however it is possible. Thus oral sex should be avoided if a cold sore is present. Read more...

If I have a cold sore thats going away and I performed oral sex on my girlfriend for 8 seconds, will she get genital herpes?

She can. There's no way to tell now if she will, but it is possible, even if the lesions are "healing." i would suggest that she contact a health care provider right away and request a rx for acyclovir. This interferes with viral replication, and could, at least in theory, prevent her from developing herpes. Always abstain from contact until your lesions are entirely healed, just to be safe. Read more...