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I got genital herpes but I've only had sex with my boyfriend. I've never cheated. He had a cold sore and we had sex but not oral. How could I get it?

Testing needed. If sexual history is accurate, your partner probably has genital herpes. Many infections are asymptomatic but still can be passed to partners. His oral herpes (HSV1) might also involve his genital area, but more likely he also has HSV2. You need testing to know if HSV1 or HSV2, preferably on swab from lesion, or blood test if too late for swab. Your partner also needs blood test for HSV1 vs HSV2. Read more...

My girlfriend had a cold sore about 5 months ago, she performed oral yesterday, and she's done it before, am I going to get genital herpes?

No. One can only get herpes when the partner has active herpetic lesions at the time of oral sex. Cold sores are herpes but a different strain from genital herpes. If she had no active lesions you should be safe. Read more...

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...