How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr. Chip Your Own Question

Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Doctor (MD)
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 23093
Experience:  Over 20 yrs of Family Practice
18722459
Type Your Health Question Here...
Dr. Chip is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

can a man give you genital hereps from oral sex?

Resolved Question:

can a man give you genital hereps from oral sex?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Hi--just to be clear here, were you tested and if so were you positive for type 1 or type 2 herpes?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.


yes have been tested and the tests came back positive for type 2..


 

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
OK--yes it is possible for HSV 2 to be transmitted orally from a man to a women, but since the risk is very rare that's why it may take some time and several encounters before the woman is infected. Of course, if you've had unprotected penis-to-vagina sex with him, that would be much more likely the reason you got infected
Customer: replied 1 year ago.


ok thanks that explains why it has taken so long for me to get symptoms.. Is it possible that he is takening antiviral medicines as to why it has taken so long for me to get infected as well??

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well, yes, antiviral can suppress viral load so it could cause the transmission to take longer. Hope this helps and please remember to rate my service to you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.


is it possible that i had the infection for some time but did not know and just now had a mild outbreak... If so what are the chances of my partner beening infected now??


I have been told it is more common that a man infects a women is this true..

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Do you know the IgM and IgG values of the test?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.


no i was not told and i did not ask as i dont know what they are.. what are they..

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Two different antibodies and both are usually checked in the screening. If there's only positive IgM's then it is a recent infection. If there's only IgG's then it's an infection sometime in the past. It is very possible not to get the first outbreak for months to years after the virus is transmitted. As for your partner getting infected it it were you and not him that was first infected, yes there is a chance with unprotected vaginal sex but the chances aren't very high
Customer: replied 1 year ago.


how easy is it to infect other partners with unprotected sex??

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Not really all that easy but with repeated episodes of unprotected sex, eventually there will be transmission. But if you check and it was only your IgM antibodies that were elevated, then he infected you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

i was certin that he infected me as it was only 2 weeks ago i got a few lumps it was so very mild and i did not get any other symtpoms at all... but now im wondering if i had the virus all the time.....

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Again--if it wasn't done, all you have to do is to have the two antibody levels checked--if you only have elevated IgM's then it is a recent infection and you didn't have it before the sex.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.


i have been reading all sorts of blogs on the net some say its easy to get infected from unprocted sex and some say it take a few times before you get infected sooo what is true how easy is it to get infected...

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Blogs aren't very good sources of medical information. The statistics are about one in ten if you have regular sex for a year if it's protected and one in five otherwise
Customer: replied 1 year ago.


awesome thanks soooo much for your help... i now just have to wait for the IgM/IgG to get the turth now...Very muchly appreciated...

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
My pleasure but please let me know how it goes and don't forget to rate my answers please
Dr. Chip, Doctor (MD)
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 23093
Experience: Over 20 yrs of Family Practice
Dr. Chip and 2 other Health Specialists are ready to help you

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much Corrie Moll Pretoria, South Africa
< Last | Next >
  • I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much Corrie Moll Pretoria, South Africa
  • I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well! Claudia Albuquerque, NM
  • Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion. Kevin Beaverton, OR
  • Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
    I feel better already! Thank you.
    Elanor Tracy, CA
  • Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem. Julie Lockesburg, AR
  • You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions. John and Stefanie Tucson, AZ
  • I have been dealing with an extremely serious health crisis for over three years, and one your physicians asked me more questions, gave me more answers and encouragement than a dozen different doctors who have been treating me!! Janet V Phoenix, AZ
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Nurse Milli, RN

    Nurse (RN)

    Satisfied Customers:

    4043
    20 years experience in many areas of Nursing. Both Hospital and Private Practice experience.
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/NU/nursescare4u/2013-3-31_03429_JApic.64x64.jpg Nurse Milli, RN's Avatar

    Nurse Milli, RN

    Nurse (RN)

    Satisfied Customers:

    4043
    20 years experience in many areas of Nursing. Both Hospital and Private Practice experience.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/agketch/2008-7-14_184046_drketchresized.jpg Dr. Ketch's Avatar

    Dr. Ketch

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    102
    Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FA/FamilyPhysician/2013-8-31_191624_JA550x500Photo.64x64.jpg Family Physician's Avatar

    Family Physician

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    5622
    Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/drphophalia/2007-08-23_095626_dr._arun_phophalia.jpg Dr. Arun Phophalia's Avatar

    Dr. Arun Phophalia

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    17025
    MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Fellowship in Sports Medicine
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/VA/VANP/2012-6-6_235535_Skye2.64x64.jpg A. Schuyler, NP's Avatar

    A. Schuyler, NP

    Nurse Practitioner

    Satisfied Customers:

    12170
    Board Certified NP, MS, RN. Private practice & hospitalist
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TA/tazechip/2012-6-7_135230_drpic.64x64.png Dr. Chip's Avatar

    Dr. Chip

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    10029
    Over 20 yrs of Family Practice
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/neurosurg/2009-10-06_120923_profile.jpg Dr. Mark's Avatar

    Dr. Mark

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    6234
    U.S. Physician/Surgeon in Neurosurgery
 
 
 

Related Health Questions