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I have a cold sore and last night i kissed a guy and then

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i have a cold sore and last night i kissed a guy and then after i kissed him he gave me oral sex am i going to get genital herpes?? he didnt have a cold sore but can it be transmitted that way?
JA: Do you have a fever? Do you have any other existing medical conditions?
Customer: no
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 9 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
thank you! i am very scared
Expert:  Dr. David replied 9 months ago.

no, you can't give yourself genital herpes that way.

your body already has antibodies to your herpes type 1 virus which is causing cold sores in your mouth.

you can go get blood testing to check for antibodies to herpes type 1 and 2 virus in your system.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
even though he kissed me and then immediately gave me oral sex, that doesnt transfer that way? i know that if i give oral sex when i have a cold sore i can transfer it to the other person, i just want to make sure it doesnt go back the same way
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
sorry i hvae a roommate that is sleeping i cant talk on the phone
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
are you still there?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
hello? i am really scared
Expert:  Dr. David replied 9 months ago.

that doesn't transfer the oral type 1 herpes virus to your genitals.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
ok good. thank you that makes me feel so much better! does the virus just die?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 9 months ago.


your body has antibodies which fight the virus.

and so your herpes infection with stay in your mouth and cause cold sores.

you should get more sleep and drink more water and eat more fruits and vegetables to help your cold sore get better

you need to help your immune system fight the virus in your mouth.

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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
ok i will rate you, but then why does the virus transfer if you give oral sex when you have a cold sore?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 9 months ago.

do you have any other questions?