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Can you get genital herpes simplex 2 from someone with oral herpes simplex 1?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
But you can get herpes simplex 1 in the genital area.
Most adults are already positive for hsv1. If you already have it, you will get nothing. A blood test can tell you if you need to worry.

In brief: No
But you can get herpes simplex 1 in the genital area.
Most adults are already positive for hsv1. If you already have it, you will get nothing. A blood test can tell you if you need to worry.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Hsv-1 and hsv-2 are different type of virus.
You may have hsv-1 genital herpes, but not hsv-2.

In brief: No
Hsv-1 and hsv-2 are different type of virus.
You may have hsv-1 genital herpes, but not hsv-2.
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology
In brief: No
But you can get herpes simplex 1 in the genital area.

In brief: No
But you can get herpes simplex 1 in the genital area.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dentistry - Endodontics
In brief: No
But oral herpes simplex1 can give you genital herpes simplex1 avoid contact when you have any herpetic outbreak.
It is very contagious

In brief: No
But oral herpes simplex1 can give you genital herpes simplex1 avoid contact when you have any herpetic outbreak.
It is very contagious
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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