[Question #2411] Oral Sex Question

45 months ago
I  have HSV-2 for the past 33years.  Just finished an outbreak. On my 4th day of bid Valacyclovir. Lesions are 99% healed.    This was my first outbreak in 7-10 months.  I do not have HSV-1(never have had mouth ulcers) Question: my female partner is free of any STD's.   I have underwear + tennis shorts on. I won't let her anywhere close to my genitals right now. Is it safe for me to do oral sex on her?
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
45 months ago
Of course!  Yes!  The virus does not come up through your body and out your mouth and it is also safe to let her touch your genitals with her hands as that is not a method of transmission.  Do you know if she has actually been tested to know that she doesn't have herpes?  Herpes is not always included in an STD screen.

Terri
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