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would I be a carrier of HSV2-oral, also?

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I received HSV 2 from my partner about three years ago. We've had different forms of sex, including oral.

My question is, would I be a carrier of HSV2-oral, also? And would I be passing it on if I kiss people? I don't recall having sores around my mouth though I know there are period of asymptomatic shedding.

I have been reading online that it is certainly possible, but the chances are very small (


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replied March 1st, 2016
Sexually Transmitted Diseases Answer A56118
Hello,
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out.

It is more common for oral HSV-1 to be transmitted to the genitals through oral sex, than it is for HSV-2 to be transmitted to the mouth. Moreover HSV 1 has a predilection for oral sores and HSV2 has a predilection for genital sores. Chances of HSV 1 transmitting to the mouth by oral sex are very low as genitalia are generally effected by HSV2. Kissing however can transmit HSV1.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.


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