Asked in Cold Sores
Can you get HSV1 in 2 places?
Can you get genital herpes if you suffer from cold sores?
yes, it is uncommon but possible to get genital herpes if you have cold sores. as you age the possibility decreases. herpes is caused by hsv1 and hsv2. 1 is common around the mouth and 2 is common around the genitals. it cannot be cured. hsv1 and hsv2 can be in both places on the same person but is very very unlikely.
How do you catch herpes virus hsv type 1?
Asked in Health, Conditions and Diseases, Cold Sores
If you have a cold sore and you lick your lips and develop tiny red bumps on your tongue did you just spread the HSV1 to your tongue?
Can a person with herpes type 1 give a person type 2 herpes?
A person can only give some one HSV2 if they have HSV2 to begin with. HSV1 doesn't turn into HSV2 but HSV1 can be passed to the genitals. If they only have HSV1 they can still pass it on by kissing while they have a cold sore. They can also pass HSV1 to their partners genitals if they give oral sex while they have any signs of a cold sore or fever blister. Any type of herpes that occurs on the genitals usually gets called 'genital herpes'.
Asked in Eyes, Cold Sores
Is ocular herpes an STD?
Asked in Cold Sores
What is the percent for someone to get infected with genital herpes when they already have cold sores?
Can you have herpes 1 for years but now test positive for herpes 2?
Yes that is possible. HSV1 and HSV2 are slightly different types of herpes but they come from the same family. HSV1 (oral herpes) is the type of herpes that causes cold sores or fever blisters on the mouth. People can get HSV1 during child hood with out having sex, then later you could get HSV2. Some people don't know that they have HSV2 if they have never had any signs or symptoms of it.
Asked in Conditions and Diseases
Can herpes type 1 be on the genital area?
Yes HSV1 can occur on the genitals. For example; if your partner gives you oral sex while they have any signs or symptoms of a cold sore or fever blister (they are caused by oral herpes or HSV1), then they can pass HSV1 to your genitals. HSV1 is becoming the more common cause of 'genital herpes' because some people like to preserve their virginity by having oral sex. Or they think oral sex is safer then having intercourse.
Asked in Immune System
If you have oral HSV1 and your partner has genital HSV2 do antibodies from HSV1 protect you from contracting the genital HSV2?
The oral HSV1 and genital HSV2 arise from two different strains. Therefore, even if you break out from (or are a carrier of) HSV1 it does not protect you from HSV2 -- or vice versa. The best protection for both partners is to limit contact when each of you have an outbreak of either HSV1 or HSV2, and to use condoms to prevent genital transmission of HSV2 to the unaffected partner. Kissing remains one of the most common ways to transmit HVS1 and unprotected sex or intercourse during an outbreak, especially with weeping sores, is one of the most common ways to infect a partner with HSV2.
Can you get herpes from someone eating you out?
Can a person contract hsv1 or 2 from the gynacologists examination table if her vagina touches the surface?
Asked in Candy
If someone has hsv1 and they coughed on there hand then took a piece of gum from you with that hand can i get hsv1 from then by then grabbing another piece of gum then putting it in mouth?