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Oral sex with COLD SORE in lips. GENITAL HERPES?

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I have been with the same sexual partner for ten years. He gets coldsores on his mouth and recently he gave me oral sex and I noticed he had a small sore on his mouth. I use to get coldsores on my mouth when we first started dating but have not gotten one for many years. Can I get genital herpes from him having the coldsore on his mouth under these circumstances?

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Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
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Thanks for your query at
I understand your concern
Yes, you definitely can get sores by contact with fluid from the sores. Do you have any symptoms currently?

Patient replied :

No. This just happend today. The sore on his mouth was not open. He did not think it was a coldsore because he had got burnt from the sun and thought it was just from that. He did not have the same signs he usually has as when he gets coldsores. He thought it was just apart of the burn. Also after I seen it I washed my genital area right away. He had only come in contact for less then a minute. But like I said it was not open

Thanks for getting back. In that case, chances of you getting sore are less. You do not need to worry about it for now.

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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