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I have found coldsores on my vagina, my partner suffers from cold sores on his face, he gave me oral sex this weekend and now all these sores have appeared. What are the ods it being type 1 or 2? Can I get cold sores on my vagina or is it classed as genital herpes?

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WilsoInAus

The two types of herpes, HSV-1 and HSV-2, are distinct viruses. Each can infect any location on the body, in theory. They do not morph between the other type. HSV-1 is HSV-1 regardless of location.

Based on what you describe, this will be genital HSV-1, little doubt there. However, diagnosis is very difficult with many things producing sores. Pop to your doctor or sexual health clinic for a swab test straight away.

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