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I understand your concern.
It depends on whether he has oral herpes ( HSV-1 ) or genital herpes ( HSV-2 ).
A patient suffering from oral herpes, can transmit the infection to the partner while he has an outbreak. Genital herpes is also transmitted during periods of sexual activity, and can be avoided by using condoms. Although condoms do not provide 100 % protection, but during periods of outbreaks, it is the best method.
- You can get HSV-1, if he has HSV-1 from kissing if he has an outbreak.
- Touching penis won't pass on the infection, coming in close contact with his blisters if he has HSV-2 infection can pass on the infection.
- If he has HSV-1, he can pass on the infection, by oral sex, but chances are low.
- Even for this question, the chance is extremely low, because if you have outbreaks, you will avoid kissing children anyway.
Patient replied :
Thank you. I do not know what type he has. He had 1 blister come on his penis and that has been it so far. He was started on the medication for this and it has gone. No sores on his mouth. So you are saying if he doesn't have the type of oral then I"m ok with kissing and him giving me oral sex?? And I couldn't give them herpes just by touching htem? I've read any skin to skin.