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If I tested hsv 1 positive but it is in my genital area do I consider myself to have genital herpes or just oral herpes?

More info needed. What kind of test was done? A positive blood test for HSV doesn't tell where on the body the infection is located. If you had a genital sore, blister etc that tested positive, then you have genital herpes due to HSV1. Read more...

If I have oral herpes (hsv-1) and I received oral sex from my partner who kissed me, do I have genital herpes?

No. Hsv-1 is oral herpes and hsv-2 is genital herpes. It is possible to have hsv-1 in the genital area and vice versa. Hsv1 infections in the genital area are usually milder than hsv2 infections. Without viral culture, HSV 1 cannot be differentiated from HSV 2 based on exam alone. Therefore, if you are concerned about an outbreak, see your doctor for a proper diagnosis. Read more...
Possibly. If you get a genital lesion yes. If not, no. Be careful. Avoid kissing and any type of contact when you have an out rake! Read more...
Low probability. You already have immunity to hsv-1, this it will not reemerge on the vulva. You can still be susceptible to hsv-2 however. Good luck. Read more...

I have HSV 1. If I perform oral sex on a woman and she becomes infected and then we have intercourse can I then get genital herpes?

No. Hsv 1 is generally considered to be the oral herpes, but as you note it can be transmitted to the genitals of your partner via oral sex. You can not infect yourself with your own herpes virus - and it can not be transmitted back to you from your partner. While your immune system is not able to rid you of the herpes virus, it is quite competent to prevent spread of the virus with-in your body. Read more...

Is it hard for a man to get genital herpes from hsv-1?

Herpes. Not if he has had contact in his genital area with hsv-1. While traditionally herpes has been categorized as hsv1 causing oral herpes and hsv2 causing genital herpes, either form of herpes can be found in either location. They can also be found in other locations on the body such as the buttocks, finger, arm, etc. The virus just has to get inoculated into an abrasion or break in the skin to infe. Read more...
Herpes. I do not understand what you are really asking. Herpes can infect any part of the human skin. If one does not have a history of previously being infected with herpes they can get this if exposed anywhere they are exposed to it. Read more...