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I performed oral sex and remembered the next day I had a small fever blister on my upper lip. It was pretty dried up. I take Valtrex for fever blisters and had taken it earlier that week /fever blister was asymptomatic. I also later that same night had intercourse. Can I get genital herpes from this? It has been 9 days.
You should avoid oral sex when you have active cold sores. You could transmit HSV-1 genitally to your partner, even though taking the Valtrex probably reduces this somewhat. I highly doubt you could acquire genital HSV-1 from this exposure. Since you have HSV-1 orally, you are pretty much immune to getting it genitally and it is unlikely in the manner you describe anyway. Hope this helps.
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