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HSV-2 WAYS OF INFECTION
      #200953 - 07/21/06 11:09 PM

Are there any facts about how HSV-2 is transmitted?

I have read that it can be contracted from genital to genital, and from genital to mouth - But what if I receive oral from a girl... Can she pass HSV2 from her mouth to my genitals?


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Re: HSV-2 WAYS OF INFECTION new
      #200955 - 07/21/06 11:22 PM

Yes.

http://www.cdc.gov/std/Herpes/STDFact-Herpes.htm#Howspread

HSV-1 and HSV-2 can be found in and released from the sores that the viruses cause, but they also are released between outbreaks from skin that does not appear to be broken or to have a sore. Generally, a person can only get HSV-2 infection during sexual contact with someone who has a genital HSV-2 infection. Transmission can occur from an infected partner who does not have a visible sore and may not know that he or she is infected.

HSV-1 can cause genital herpes, but it more commonly causes infections of the mouth and lips, so-called "fever blisters." HSV-1 infection of the genitals can be caused by oral-genital or genital-genital contact with a person who has HSV-1 infection. Genital HSV-1 outbreaks recur less regularly than genital HSV-2 outbreaks.
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Notice this says it can be spread by oral-genital contact. But you already knew that. You read that it can be spread from genital to mouth. Did you think it didn't transmit the other way also? Herpes is one of the easiest to spread of all STD's.



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