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I get cold sores on my lip once in a while...but does tat mean tat I cant ever kiss ne one or do oral sex even if I dnt have it in the moment?! Please help!
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http://www.ashastd.org/herpes/herpes_learn_oralherpes.cfm  has terrific info on oral herpes for more reading.  Taking a common sense approach is the best you can do. it's not 100% protection for a partner but it does help quite a bit.

also if you know your partners hsv1 status, that is helpful too.

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