|bernibaby, that is not true. Type 1 and Type 2 are very similar with hardly any difference in DNA structure. When they are called Oral Or Genital it is only referring to where the blisters are occuring.
Type 2 can be considered Oral if it is occuring in or around the mouth and Type 1 can be considered Genital if it is occuring in the genital region. The type makes no difference except for occasionally in severity and what you have is considered Genital Herpes.
Well thats what many doctors have told me. I even looked it up on the net on medical websites. There are two different strands. My medical test from the labs even said type 1. Mine dont only occur on the genitals. What i have isnt considered Genital herpes. I have the common cold sore virus.
Herpes simplex 1 and 2 viruses are similar in that they are both transmitted by direct contact and can sometimes cause intensely painful fluid-filled blisters, containing millions of infectious virus particles. The primary difference between the two infections is the principal site of infection--mucous membranes of the lips and nearby oro-facial skin for HSV-1 or the genital skin for HSV-2
In other words YOU HAVE GENITAL HERPES. I hope you do tell your partners that you do.
Well anyways....I only have the HSV-1 from what i've been told by doctors. So I'm goin by what they've told me and whats on my medical records from their lab. I dont always have breakouts on my genitals either. I've gotten breakouts around my mouth...inside mouth even on my legs sometimes. And my b/f now of 2 years knows I have it. I've told him before we started dating. He's fine with it. Heck we even have a kid together so yea of course he knows. End of story of this topic...answer the girl's question about whether herpes can be transferred to genitals orally or not?