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cold sore
Dec 11, 2012

after sex i have a coldsore is there i m im infected? but i have protected sex i kiss 2or3 time french kiss

Response from Mr. Cordova

Hi there:

A cold sore only indicates that you are infected with Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV1). Cold sores are VERY common. By the age of 42, 90% of the American public will have some form of Herpes.

Be advised that when you have a cold sore, it is easier for your to transmit HSV1 to your partner. Also, while still fairly low-risk, an open cold sore can provide a portal of entry for HIV, were you to come in contact with blood, semen, or vaginal secretions. When you are experiencing an active outbreak i.e. when you have a cold sore, it would be a good idea to minimize kissing and oral sex. I hope this helps.

In health,

Richard



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