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Can you get genital herpes simplex virus 2 from someone who has oral herpes 1?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Oral herpes simplex virus-1, can be transmitted to the genitals via fellatio or cunnilingus, just as hsv-2 can be transmitted from person's genitals to an other person's mouth.
Thus you should avoid oral sex with anyone with a sore on his or her mouth. Hsv is extremely contagious even in the absence of symptoms or visible lesions. Thus beware!

In brief: Yes

Oral herpes simplex virus-1, can be transmitted to the genitals via fellatio or cunnilingus, just as hsv-2 can be transmitted from person's genitals to an other person's mouth.
Thus you should avoid oral sex with anyone with a sore on his or her mouth. Hsv is extremely contagious even in the absence of symptoms or visible lesions. Thus beware!
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology

In brief: Herpes

Yes but only if they also have herpes type 2 also.

In brief: Herpes

Yes but only if they also have herpes type 2 also.
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
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