[Question #7394] Hsv1

3 months ago
I have had cold sores since childhood. I only get them maybe once a year, I got one 14 days ago, the scab fell off yesterday, skin is discoloured looks almost scarlike, What are the odds I transferred it to partner through oral today? Great anXiety
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
3 months ago
I think it is unlikely that you transmitted this to your partner since the scab has fallen off.  Has your partner been tested to see if they also might be infected?  About half the population in the US is infected with HSV 1.

Terri

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