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

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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