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Partner has cold sore and sex occurs (no oral-genital contact) is risk of genital herpes? Transfer from hands possible? How long until symptoms occur?

Herpes New Info. The way you are wording this question is almost impossible to interpret. First all sexually active adults must have a blood test to see what their herpes exposure history is. The place of the sores do not count anymore. There is no transmission of herpes from one part of one's body to another. Hsv 1 is very common and hsv 2 i much less common. Get the blood tests and then we can solve this. Read more...

Can you give yourself genital herpes from touching your mouth than genitals even when there are NO signs and symptoms of a cold sore?

Here are some ... Auto-inoculation of herpes is possible but very rare. Despite such likelihood, do some thing within our control, that is, personal quality lifestyle without obsession and overindulgence so to enhance personal defense immune ability and minimize cross over by timely hand washing, but not becoming compulsive. Remember contacting infective agents doesn't mean contracting it ... Read more...

Is it possible to get genital herpes if I have a cold sore, kiss my partner, and then let my partner go down on me?

Herpes transmission. Two types of herpes are recognized, one mainly on the face, eyes, and oral cavity, the second in the genital areas. But, there are exceptions and one type may affect the other area. So while unlikely, the answer is still yes. Oral fluids contain virus, which may be ping-ponged from you to partner, and back. And once established in a tissue, herpes is there permanently. Don't take chances. Read more...