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Can you get genital herpes from someone with hsv-1 even if they don't have a cold sore?

Asymptomatic Shed. Asymptomatic shedding refers to ability of some viruses to be present and transmissible without causing symptoms. Most studies suggest that 70% of herpes is transmitted by asymptomatic shedding of the herpes virus. 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...

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...

Neither of us had cold sores before. I got one 2 days ago. I preformed oral sex, then we had sex. Chances of genital herpes?!

Herpes. I think it sounds like you need a whole lesson on herpes. You are confusing too much information. First 90% of people infected with herpes viruses have no outbreaks but can still be contagious through a process known as viral shedding. Every human should get the blood tests to determine infection. F you have oral herpes, then you are 90% likely to have herpes type one, or herpes simplex. Read more...