[Question #5081] HSV 1 genital transmission questions

25 months ago
I'm a 22 y/o heterosexual female in a monogamous relationship recently diagnosed with HSV1 genital, suspected to be caused from me receiving oral sex from partner who doesn't recall ever having a cold sore. I'm aware he could have HSV1 oral asymptomatically, and his mother has frequent HSV1 oral outbreaks. I am wondering what the transmission likelihood is for me to either cause him to have an HSV 1 oral outbreak or give him a new HSV 1 genital infection from genital-genital sex transmission (with and without condom) or from me receiving unprotected oral sex from my partner? Thank you very much for your help. 
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
24 months ago
Since he has HSV 1 already, it is highly unlikely that he would acquire this genitally from having intercourse with you.  And you would not cause him to have an oral outbreak - that's under the control of his own immune system.

Terri
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24 months ago
Thank you very much for your input!
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
24 months ago
You are most welcome

Terri
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