[Question #7618] Herpes

3 months ago
Hello

I have recently been diagnosed with herpes. The sores appeared on my genitals but when I received my results they explained that it was HSV 1. From my knowledge that is typically the one that appears around the mouth area. 

My question is: being that the place infected was my genitals, do i risk the chance of having an oral outbreak? 

I do not have any apparent sores around my mouth.

I recently kissed a guy and 2 days later, I noticed a bump on top of his lip. 

How long does it take for a bump/sore to appear? 
Could this have been caused by me? 
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
3 months ago
Have you recently received oral sex from anyone?  Most often, HSV 1 is transmitted from the mouth of an infected person to the genital of another, when the sores appear genitally. 
This wasn't caused by you, no, but the time from receiving oral sex to sores appearing is usually 2-10 days.  But you could have been infected months or even years ago. Genital HSV 1 rarely recurs and is rarely given off without symptoms. Someone with a history of cold sores is highly unlikely to acquire this from you by intercourse (if your partners are male). Please let me know what other questions you may have.

Terri
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3 months ago

I have not received oral sex since before being informed of having HSV 1.


My initial question was not answered. The question was: being that the place infected was my genitals, do i risk the chance of having an oral outbreak? 


The guy and I that i recently encountered did not have intercourse or oral sex, we just kissed. Which is i wanted to know if i risked having an oral outbreak. which also led to if it possibly could have been caused by me. I know you said no but being that first question wasn’t answered, i’m still a little unclear about the answer given. 


If he does in fact have HSV 1. Since I kissed him, is it possible for me to now have HSV orally if I want the one who gave it to him?


Can you also clarify what you mean by “ is rarely given off without symptoms” 


My partners are male. What is the likelihood of transmission from me to a partner from ME receiving oral sex or having intercourse? 


Do i always have to use protection now?

Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
3 months ago
If you've not already had an oral outbreak, it's unlikely that you will but it is not impossible.   There is no way to know if you have this orally or not at this point.
I was asking if you had received oral sex just prior to the sores being present that were diagnosed as HSV 1.
I don't think I understand your question fully.  Are you asking if you have oral HSV 1 could you have given it to yourself genitally?  No, I don't believe that you did if that is your question
Or are you asking if he got HSV 1 orally by giving you oral sex and then would give it to you by kissing?  Can you clarify, please?
We use the term "viral shedding" which means giving off the virus from your body  - it can happen with symptoms and without symptoms.  When it happens without symptoms, it is called asymptomatic viral shedding.
The likelihood of you transmitting HSV 1 genital infection to the mouth of another through receiving oral or the genitals of another by intercourse is very low.  It is not zero, but darn close.

Terri
 

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3 months ago
Yes, i received oral sex within 2 weeks prior of sores appearing. 

My question is if what i noticed on his lip is HSV 1 and since i kissed him, am i now at risk of having oral outbreaks? 

Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
3 months ago
I would say that most often if people are going to contract both oral and genital HSV 1 from receiving oral sex and kissing, they show up at the same time, not months later.  That has been my experience with patients.

Terri
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