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Is it possible for hsv-1(herpes 1)to show symptoms such as genital sores without prior contact with an infected individual by sexual intercourse? How?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: Herpes 101 continued

Hsv 1 is the most prevalent herpes virus.
It infects about 75% of americans. It is mostly transmitted during childhood from family member to family member. It is not usually transmitted sexually. 90% of people infected never have sores or outbreaks and without the blood test do not know they are infected. Herpes is spread skin to skin or saliva to skin usually.

In brief: Herpes 101 continued

Hsv 1 is the most prevalent herpes virus.
It infects about 75% of americans. It is mostly transmitted during childhood from family member to family member. It is not usually transmitted sexually. 90% of people infected never have sores or outbreaks and without the blood test do not know they are infected. Herpes is spread skin to skin or saliva to skin usually.
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Dr. Raymond Schneider
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Oral contact

Normally herpes 1 is above the waise and herpes 2 is below the waist.
So is someone with oral herpes1 or 2 performs oral sex on you, you may end up with the genetal herpes without intercourse.

In brief: Oral contact

Normally herpes 1 is above the waise and herpes 2 is below the waist.
So is someone with oral herpes1 or 2 performs oral sex on you, you may end up with the genetal herpes without intercourse.
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