Can a cold sore give someone genital herpes?

Answer On One Hand: Cold Sores Can Lead to Genital HerpesMost cold sores are caused by herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1). A person with this virus can transmit the virus to the genitals of another person. Th... Read More »

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Can you get herpes from someone touching a cold sore&then touching your stomach?

On One Hand: Herpes Is Highly InfectiousHerpes, the disease caused by Herpes Simplex Virus 1 and 2, is a highly contagious disease. A person is infected by the virus coming into contact with damage... Read More »

How likely is it that ill give my gf genital herpes if im not having an outbreak?

The chances of passing oral herpes in between break outs (when you don't have any signs or symptoms) is very small and even further reduced if she you are taking antiviral medication. If it's on yo... Read More »

If someone has a blister on their lip, is it safe to say they have herpes (not the genital type)?

A blister on the mouth is herpes, yes. It is just a sore. And right, it's not the genital form.

Can you get herpes from a cold sore on the mouth?

On One Hand: Cold Sores Are Contagious Herpes OutbreaksCold sores, also referred to as fever blisters, are caused by the herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1). The herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2) causes ge... Read More »