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HollowSleep

I keep reading misleading information about transmissions of hsv-1, through kissing. Pardon my ignorance :sad:, but my question is...

What are the chances of getting oral herpes, through kissing, without an outbreak?

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Tiny

Pretty common...that is why 80 to 90% of people have antibodies for HSV 1.

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SexyBoiii

False. Most people have antibodies for it because they don't realize its herpes and they kiss anyway. Also when people get sores in their mouth they don't tell the person they are kissing. I have had oral HSV1 for 10 years and have never given it to anyone. Keep your mouth clean, wash it out with listerine before you kiss someone, and anytime you have any kind of sore or cut or any abnormalty in or around your mouth you don't kiss period. If you follow these rules you will never spread it either. Also no playful biting while your kissing anymore.

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HollowSleep

thank you herptastic, i'll keep that in mind. i was simply asking, because the person i like just told me he has hsv-1 :/

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norcallove

Hollowsleep - have you been tested? hsv-1 is very common, I believe 80% of people in North America have antibodies for it. So, there is a chance that you might actual have it as well. I have GHSV2, which was diagnosed by a culture and then I had a type specific IgG blood test done. I then found out I have HSV-1 as well. I have never had any symptoms (something like 70% of people don't have symptoms). I would have never known if I didn't take the blood test (or eventually have an OB).

I don't know the stats on the chances on getting HSV-1 through kissing when there isn't an OB present. I do know that he can take suppressive medicine to decrease viral shedding. I take Valtrex daily. Obviously, never kiss if he is having an OB. I hope this helps a bit :)

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bheart03

well that is a plus that the person told you. However I dont know to much about HSV-1 but I jjust admired the fact the person told you.

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HollowSleep

@norcallove - it helps a lot ^_^ I've been looking around & once I saw that statistic, I figured I should get tested, to see where I stand. Hopefully I can schedule an appointment, soon!

@bheart03 - I'm glad he did, as well. I couldn't imagine the stress & anxiety of telling someone >_<

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mortmaiden

The stat I read is that it is slightly more infectious than hsv-2. It is infectious about 18% of the time altogether, with a good proportion of that being during outbreaks, but a risk of spreading in between outbreaks. "Shedding" of the virus varies from person to person. Shedding of hsv-2, for example, has been recorded on 1-75% of symptom-free days depending on the individual, and this is likely to be similar for hsv-1 orally.

About two thirds of adults have oral hsv-1. If they are already infected with it, they cannot catch it again. The ones at risk are the remaining third.

Transmission mouth to genitals is also a real risk, even in between cold sores. Hsv-1 is the most common cause of genital herpes in young women now, and is usually spread to the genitals through receiving oral sex. Hsv-1,the so-called oral herpes virus, causes 78% of genital herpes infections in young women according to one study, and 70% of genital herpes infections in women under 30 (41% in young men) in another.

I caught hsv-1 genitally, through oral sex, from a partner who did NOT have oral symptoms at the time.

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Hachi

HSV 1 is has weaker outbreaks (Yet still outbreaks), than HSV2. My doctor told me not to kiss or perform oral sex when I have a cold sore, in my mouth, or outside. I believe it is possible, yet very, very, very slim.

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PeacefulClarity

hey everyone what if i have HSV 1 but I have only had genital outbreaks. Can is still spread it through kissing if i have never had a oral outbreak?

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Tiny
hey everyone what if i have HSV 1 but I have only had genital outbreaks. Can is still spread it through kissing if i have never had a oral outbreak?

That is sort of a tricky question...a blood test will show that you have HSV 1 but not where you get it...your outbreaks tell you it is genital...although it is still theoretically possible that you have it asymptotically on your lips too. I reckon if you are getting it on with anybody just tell them you sometimes get cold sores...most people don't fret too much about cold sores...as mortmaiden says most people have antibodies for that. Then if you get more intimate later you can tell them that your outbreaks are primarily on your fandango. That covers both eventualities while still giving your partners a choice.

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regret

if your outbreaks are in the genital region only and not the mouth then you can kiss whomever

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PeacefulClarity

Thanks for the informative responses. and VTINY i loved that you called it a fandango LOL, I've heard of vajayjay but never fandango, it's sounds cool.

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