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regarding your question, Yes this is different from the encounter i posted last month.... I am trying to find out the risk of catching herpes through oral sex.... most doctors say you can ? how likely is this?
i have never had any symptoms of cold sores or genital herpes I am just wondering if I should be worried about contracting herpes through unprotected oral sex or not ? and what are the chances of contracting it through unprotected oral sex ?
most folks who have hsv1, don't get obvious cold sores to know it. You can't assume you don't have herpes either orally or genitally until you've been tested. Until you know your status, no way to ***** your risk.
ok that is what im tryin to figure out. i have herpes and this guy dat really likes me wants to go down on me and i wont let him cause of my problem like can he get it by oral sex and what is the percentage of him getting it.
You should start your own thread to ask questions.
To answer your question. If you have HSV genitally yes he can get it from having oral sex or vaginal sex with you. Avoid sex during outbreaks and the risk is lower. If you have HSV-1 genitally it rarely reoccurs. You can also get on antivirials that will help in lowering the risk to your partner during times when you do not have an outbreak but are shedding the virus (viral shedding)
I would invite you to read the Herpes handbook which can be found on http://westoverheights.com/
Further questions you should post your own thread and we look forward to helping you.
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