Oral Herpes The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions
Jan 7, 1997
Is oral herpes a sign of HIV infection. About seven weeks after a possible exposure, I got a sore on my lip. Is this typical of infection?
Response from Mr. Sowadsky
Hi. Thank you for your question. Oral herpes (also known as "cold sores" or "fever blisters"), are a totally different infection than HIV. Oral herpes is transmitted primarily through kissing, and sometimes by giving oral sex to a person with genital herpes. However, having oral herpes does not indicate infection with HIV.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the Centers for Disease Control at 1.800.232.4636 (Nationwide).
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