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Rates / Risk of oral transmission?

I am male and my partner is female near the same age, in our 40s.  I have been HSV2 positive for 10+ years and she has only been positive about 10 months, both
genitally..  We just started dating a few weeks ago.  My question is this - what are the transmission risks / rates when engaging in oral sex?   I am on daily meds, she isn't.  I have never transmitted to anyone orally in my 10+ years.  I have heard that HSV2 is not easily transferred from genitals to mouth?  Is this correct?  It is my understsnding that HSV2 prefers the genital environment.    Can anyone provide transmission rates / statistics or medical expertise?  
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With established genital HSV-2 infections, there is a near zero (if not zero) chance of an oral infection occurring. I do not believe there has been an observed case of this happening. There are no studies possible given the exceptionally low chance.
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