Can genital herpes be transferred to mouth?

Yes. Genital Herpes can be transferred by contact. Therefore if you have oral sex with someone who has active herpes lesions you can contract the virus in the mouth.

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If I washed my hands after using the restroom, do I still need to worry about accidentally transferring genital herpes to mouth?

Impossible. If you already have genital herpes, it stays there and can not spread anywhere else. You will not spread the virus to your mouth. There are 2 herpes simplex: type 1 and type 2. If you have one, you might still get the other. But when you have it, it stays in the same place. Read more...

Is it possible to accidentally transfer my genital herpes to my eyes, nose or mouth?

Herpes. Yes....Herpes virus can grow around and on the eye. Herpes infections of the cornea may result in corneal scarring and severe vision loss. Corneal infections of the eyelids may also cause scarring on the face and around the eye. Herpes infections inside the eye may cause death of parts of the retina, resulting in vision loss (ARN). Read more...

Help please. Could genital herpes cause herpes on the mouth?

Herpes Transmission. Herpes simplex virus (hsv) has two types: type i generally infects the mouth and produces "fever blisters". Type ii more commonly is genital. However, performing oral sex on someone infected with hsv i or ii can result in oral herpes. There are blood tests that can quickly determine if you've been infected with either strain. Antivirals help to reduce shedding and infection. Read more...

Is it possible to accidentally spread my genital herpes to my mouth or any other part of my body?

Very unlikely, ... The odd of auto-inoculation of herpes is almost impossible unless there is a local breakdown of natural barriers like skin or mucosa by scratch & abrasion induced by whatever the act may be. Keeping this in mind will minimize such undesirable extremely rare occurrence. Of course, if any doubt, seek timely attention and counseling for better living down the road. Read more...

Genital herpes for 6 years. Is it possible to accidentally spread genital herpes to mouth after that long?

If virus present . Herpes can be spread through genital to mouth contact if the virus is currently shedding regardless of how long the infection has been present in your body. One should avoid contact during an outbreak or when symptoms are present. Read more...

I have been with same man 5 years. Why am I just now contracting genital herpes? And why haven't I contracted it to my mouth?

Genital herpes. Usually sexually transmitted and has nothing to do with oral herpes ( cold sores )-HSV-1. Assuming that both you and your partner are monogamous, there is still an symptomatic carrier state which can lay dormant for years; however, if either partner has had sexual relations outside of their relationship, then all bets are off.Both/all partners need to be examined. Read more...

If my partner doesn't have herpe sores on there mouth but have genital herpes, can I recieve oral sex from them?

Herpes. Every sexually active adult must have the herpes blood tests. Having or not having sores is now known to be meaningless in this question. One can have the infection, be contagious and not have outbreaks. Viral shedding can be a silent risk in those infected with herpes. I would be surprised if your partner knew where they were infected with herpes, but if they do then a simple condom is prote. Read more...