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Help! Terrified I may have given myself oral herp from genital herp

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I was diagnosed with genital herpes at the end of October. The Planned Parenthood did not do a type specific swab so I am unsure what type I have, although I would guess it's type 2, since my giver and I didn't do oral sex very often.

On December 28th I was intimate with the same guy. He performed oral sex on me, and I kissed him straight after. I was experiencing prodomes, but neither of us really thought about it since we both have the virus.

However, I am now terrified I could have given it to myself orally after the kiss. I have a red spot on my lip, partially inside my lip but can be slightly seen wheny lips are closed. My lips have been chapped lately with the cold weather, but this spot does not look normal. Now I am freaking out. I'm just starting to come to accept my herp, and now I might have it orally??? Anyone have any experience on this matter?

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