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If both have oral HSV1, chances of spreading to genitals?

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wthisgoingon

I have had oral cold sores (HSV1) since I was a kid, but can only count 4 times in my lifetime of having an outbreak. I haven't had one in nearly 10 years. I've been seeing someone, and after giving him oral sex the night before, I noticed an hour or two later some itchiness around my mouth area. I of course had to wake up to the beginnings of a nasty cold sore forming the next day around noon. Now I am petrified that I have given boyfriend genital hsv1 during the prodromal stage (if only I had realized...). What are the chances that I have passed it onto him?? Are the chances lower since he told me he has had cold sores (around mouth) before??? Anyone???

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WilsoInAus

Yes this is good news in the sense that you are both largely immune from further infection with HSV-1 given you both have established infections. I'd still avoid contact during outbreaks but odds of further infection are essentially zero and may even be zero for him.

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