[Question #5793] HSV2 - Oral/Digital

18 months ago
Looking for info on risk of transmission for a female with HSV 2 for 15 years on suppressive therapy to a male for the following:

Oral giving and receiving
Digital penetration both vaginal and anal
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
18 months ago
We have no data on HSV 2 transmission and oral sex, I am afraid, though we know it is low risk as HSV 2 does not like the mouth.  So if you are the person with HSV 2 and you are giving oral sex, that is not a risk. Someone giving you oral sex is minimal risk.  If the skin of the hand is intact, there is not risk of transmission for digital penetration.

Terri
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