How Does Herpes Spread

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Ask the Experts

Can you receive a blow job w/o spreading herpes??

During the time of no outbreak is it possible to not spread the disease to my girlfriend?? Because she's always trying to give me head but I always pull her up and tell her no. So can I allow this to happen??
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Herpes virus can indeed be transmitted even when no symptoms are present.Dr. Bob Read more »

Can I spread Herpes to another site?

I was told that you can spread herpes by scratching or touching a cut after touching/scratching a... Read more »

Got Herpes at the base

Ok, so I had protected sex and ended up with 2 herpes sores on the base of my penis. If the skin... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Herpes Treatment Approved to Reduce Infection's Spread, Too

...The widely used genital herpes drug Valtrex (valacyclovir) can now be advertised as helping to prevent the spread of herpes simplex virus type 2, the Food and Drug Administration ruled Friday. Until now, the only advice for not transmitting Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Experimental Microbicide Might Prevent Spread of HIV, Herpes, Pilot Study Shows

...An experimental microbicide gel for women might help prevent the spread of HIV and the herpes simplex virus, according to pilot study data presented on Feb. 24 at the 12th Conference on Retroviruses Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...infections are passed from person to person by direct contact with an infected area. You don't have to have an open HSV sore to spread the infection! Also, most people with HSV don't know that they are infected and aren't aware that they could... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...through close contact other than sexual intercourse, through oral sex or close skin-to-skin contact, for example. The virus is spread rarely, if at all, by objects such as a toilet seat or hot tub. Reduce Your Risk of Spreading Herpes People... Read more »
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