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Could I have genital herpes simplex 1?

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My boyfriend found out that he has herpes simplex 1 in the mouth. He's gaven me oral sex before, but he's never had a cold sore or fever blister. Could I still have genital herpes simplex 1? What are the chances? I'm going to the doctor Wednesday.

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replied November 26th, 2012
Sexual Health - Women Answer A40597
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The virus can be transmitted eve when there is no outbreak (although the viral load will be less when outbreak is not present). If you have had sexual contact and there has been exchange of body fluids, then it is likely that you will have the infection with HSV-1 (as detected in your partner). If genital contact (through oral sex or cunnilingus/fellatio) has occurred, then chances of developing genital symptoms cannot be ruled out. Genital warts are caused by HPV/Human papilloma virus (it has about 130 strains, and women are more severely affected whereas men remain asymptomatic for long periods). Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation, clarification and assistance.
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