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Oral hsv1 risk if have Ghsv1 already

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Newtothisandscared

Hello Everyone, 

     I am relatively certain I know the answer to this but I worry. I have confirmed Ghsv1 diagnosis via swab in Dec 2016 from my boyfriend (via oral sex when he was asymptomatic as he has oral hsv1). He has a healing scabbed dry cold sore at his lower lip currently and we are always careful to avoid contact when he has them. Tonight he kissed me on the lips quickly and we panicked. I immediately swabbed alcohol on my lips and lemon balm. I just wanted to make sure that my risk of obtaining oral hsv1 is small in the presence of already having Ghsv1 (from same boyfriend). Thank you :). 

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Scooby2112

Yes very small.  I would obviously not tempt fate.  

But your chances are small.  If you had a cut etc.  It could allow an an entry past your normal defenses.  

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AnonF

Zero. If you have it in one area you will not get it in the other. I asked a specialist about this. 

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Michgirl73
On 11/26/2018 at 9:39 PM, AnonF said:

Zero. If you have it in one area you will not get it in the other. I asked a specialist about this. 

How are ppl self occulating different areas. I heard on another post someone that transferred it to their eyes. 

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Scooby2112

Eyes are an always open mucous membrane.  The genitals are at least covered.  

Technically if you have oral hsv1 it’s in the same nerve root as the eye so it could travel in susceptible people without any further inoculation.  

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