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Can I give someone HSV2 through kissing?

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PurpleandGray

I have HSV2 and do get very small sores on the sides of my mouth. Can I give someone HSV2 just by kissing them? I know I could give them it through oral sex but since I heard HSV2 doesn't like the mouth area an I ok not discoursing if I just kiss someone?  

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WilsoInAus

Hi @PurpleandGray your testing was conclusive, you do not have HSV-2. Did you obtain the Westernblot for additional comfort?

You have nothing to disclose, however you might like to ask the question of a potential partner and mutually test before sexual activity to alleviate any concerns.

A person with genital HSV-2, cannot infect anyone by kissing them.

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PurpleandGray

Are you serious lol I was confirmed by blood test a few months ago that I do have HSV2. It just must have took long to turn positive but it was positive through igg. If you don't believe me I'll post my paperwork lol. 

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Lisajd

If you have genital HSV 2 and you do your research you will see that is contracted through genital to genital skin contact and yes if someone gives you oral sex there is a possibility that they could contracted on their mouth but it is rare.  Kissing someone is only risking a oral HSV 1 infection and you do not have that

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Disc0rdant
3 hours ago, PurpleandGray said:

Are you serious lol I was confirmed by blood test a few months ago that I do have HSV2. It just must have took long to turn positive but it was positive through igg. If you don't believe me I'll post my paperwork lol. 

Lol.  Yeah.  He always seems to know.  No need to post it.  I believe you.  

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snippy43

if you have ohsv-2, then it's possible to pass it orally via kissing to someone else.

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Disc0rdant

Yes.  If you have ohsv2.  Dont let pretend doctors tell you what you have and where you have it.  If a dr swabs and says it is ohsv2, it prob is.

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PurpleandGray

Thanks guys I appreciate your help very much. So should I disclose even before I kiss someone? I do have ohsv2, I can feel a little cold sore on the side on my cheek inside my mouth now. Thank you again. 

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Disc0rdant
17 hours ago, PurpleandGray said:

Thanks guys I appreciate your help very much. So should I disclose even before I kiss someone? I do have ohsv2, I can feel a little cold sore on the side on my cheek inside my mouth now. Thank you again. 

If confirmed, I would say yes since hsv2 is 20-25% of population.  But.....  In fairness, I dont disclose my ohsv1 when kissing....

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Lisajd

As you said you have a sore in your mouth at the moment in that case I would assume that you would refrain from kissing someone anyway but again this comes down to your own view more than what other people are doing and whether other people would say yes you do or you don't.  In some States there are laws to disclose genital herpes but otherwise there are no laws to tell you that you should disclose so it comes down to being a decent person and having morals especially when it comes to genital herpes

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PurpleandGray

ok I will always choose to disclose even before kissing then. Ty 

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Stillme1968

wtf...see now why is it that HSV 2 genitals are told you must disclose every damn time

but yet what ....HSV2 orals don't have to say anything before kissing? 

 

I am asymptomatic whcih means I shed this virus

now how much? no one knows but it is susected the amount of times per years go down

the longer you have had this...pretty sure I have had this for at least a decade perhaps more

so the risk of passing it onto a partner is small 

but it is still a risk that a potential partner deserves to know about

before going to bed with me

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clarke53

people need to stop giving false info i have oral hsv2 i got it from giving oral and yes you can pass it if you kiss some one !!

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WilsoInAus
On 2/10/2019 at 3:09 PM, clarke53 said:

people need to stop giving false info i have oral hsv2 i got it from giving oral and yes you can pass it if you kiss some one !!

No one is saying that oral HSV-2 does not happen, it does. It is estimated that 3% of HSV-2 are oral.

This is why swabs are required to confirm an oral HSV-2 infection.

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