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AngryAndConfused

Does my semen carry the virus, too?

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AngryAndConfused

I was diagnosed with HSV-1 about 8 months ago. I just started dating someone, and we have been having unprotected sex (I told her about my HSV-1 before we started doing this). I am wondering if it is possible for her to catch HSV-1 from me via my semen when I ejaculate inside her. I've not been giving her oral sex, just to minimize the chances of her getting this on her genitals. But can she get it from my semen, too?

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livelaughlove

i'm confused then? if there is not visible ob, like a blister or anything else and it is supposedly transmitted most often when there is no visible ob--how else would the virus get out of the male? the semen wouldn't pick up the virus and carry it out?

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Sophie D.

I think the OP left out that he thinks his HSV1+ status is only oral and not genital.

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samallen

Yes Sophie, it sounds like he has oral H. However, even if he had GH I don't believe semen has the virus in it.

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