[Question #7416] Chance to infect with herpes

3 months ago
Dear doctor

Yesterday afternoon I had a sex with a girl, vaginal protected and oral unprotected. Today morning a herpes appeared on her mouth. I already had on my mouth herpes couple of times before. Is there a risk that I will have herpes on my genital area, or mouth? I also kissed her today before noticing herpes on her mouth. 

Thank you


3 months ago
I would like to add that I am male, 39 and the oral sex was given by both of us.
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
3 months ago
If you have both had cold sores on your mouth, it is highly unlikely that either of you would get that virus (HSV 1) genitally through oral sex. 

Terri
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3 months ago
Yes, had cold sores many times before, and I also was on HSV test 6 years ago, it showed I am positive for HSV-1. She also had cold sores before on her mouth. Does this mean that I should not worry?
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
3 months ago
Yes, it is extremely unlikely that once you have HSV 1 in one location (cold sores) that you would then get the same virus in a new location on your body

Terri
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