Helped Over 500,000 patients with 98%+ satisfaction.

Connect & Get Personalized 1-to-1 Answers from Expert Doctors

DoctorSpring > Question Home

Herpes Simplex Virus and herpes labialis transmission.

Resolved Question:

Hi doctor, I am a 23 years old sexually active guy. Long before, I was infected with Herpes labialis. I don’t know whether it is a form of genital herpes or not. Now, I want to know something related to genital herpes and herpes remedies. Can this virus be transmitted to my fiancés vagina, if I give her an oral sex? Is there any way to prevent spread of it to her? Please help me with this. Thank you.

Category: Community

Ask Your Own Question

Category: Internal Medicine Specialist
 22 Doctors Online

Thanks for your question. It is the Herpes Simplex Virus which causes oral and genital herpes. They are of two kinds- Type 1 and type 2. If you are having an outbreak of herpes, there will be some active blisters or cold sores in your genitals or facial areas. Moreover it will last for about 2-3 weeks from the onset of outbreak. After this is suppressed, there will be no further visible lesions or blisters. Herpes simplex virus is simply transmitted to others through skin to skin contact with the cold sore or fever blisters, which are caused by herpes virus. Even if they are categorized by the primary areas which they infect, they can infect in other areas also. That is, oral herpes virus can infect genitals through oral sex and genital herpes virus or type 2 HSV can infect oral areas also. So, the only way to prevent spread of the virus is to avoid oro genital sexual contacts or even skin contacts with the infected person. Hope my answer helps. Take care.


Dr. Steve Merris
Category: Internal Medicine Specialist
Experience: 
Medical School - New York University
Internship in Internal Medicine - Beth Israel Medical Center
Residency in Internal Medicine - Beth Israel Medical Center
Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine - Columbia University Medical Center
Dr. Steve Merris and 4 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you

Users who read this, also read:

Make informed and better medical decisions.

Join the 500,000 people who found a smarter, quicker way to get Answers, Recommendations & Expert Opinions.

Expert Doctors at fingertips

Recommendation on next step. Second-opinion.Multi-specialty.

Save Time

Average time for answers: 6 hours.

Save Money

$35 for typical specialist consult vs. $120 for a local appointment.

Free Follow-ups

Clarify, ask further questions for free in private conversation.

100% Satisfaction

Money back guarantee for the 1st reply. MEDNET Quality Board.

Start My Consultation

CHAT NOW

About DoctorSpring.com

Doctor Spring is a novel online Doctor consultation platform where you can get your medical questions answered by leading Doctors. Just Submit your question and rest assured that you will consult a Doctor easily. Once you submit the question, the Doctor from the concerned specialty will reply within hours. You can always ask more questions or add details with follow-up question options and make it an online doctor chat. You may use this service to consult a specialty or for getting medical second opinion. All paid services come with a MEDNET quality assurance and 100% money back guarantee.

DoctorSpring in news