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Hi is is possible to give hsv2 to someone if they perform oral sex on my penis, and Im having an outbreak at the time. IF they already have hsv1 in the mouth. Can you get both hsv1 and 2 in the mouth?


Yes it is possible to pass genital HSV-2 to the person’s mouth if they are performing oral sex on you.

It is also possible for people to have both HSV-1 and HSV-2 in the same area of the body. If someone already has HSV-1 it doesn’t decrease their chances of getting HSV-2, but it increases the chance that the HSV-2 outbreak would be milder and could go unnoticed.

It’s possible that if someone gets HSV-1 and HSV-2 in the same area that outbreak patterns for either could change. It’s normal for people to have variations in outbreak patterns from time to time, but if you are concerned something has changed it may be worthwhile seeing a healthcare provider for a HSV swab to see if a new HSV type is there.

See our HSV page for more information on HSV.

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This answer was posted on September 15, 2016

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