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How do you get herpes simplex type 1?

Herpes spreads by direct contact, meaning is goes directly from the site of infection to the site of contact! ! Any Suggestions here?

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  1. Olinda Reply:

    How to Get Herpes Type 1. Herpes Type 1, commonly referred to as cold sores, is caused by the Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1). It is highly contagious, Source:

  2. Charita Reply:

    Herpes simplex type 1, which is transmitted through oral secretions or sores on the skin, can be spread through kissing or MORE!

  3. Shanti Reply:

    Herpes Simplex 1 or HSV-1 is the virus that causes those red facial blisters known as cold sores or fever blisters. It can be treated but never be cured; outbreaks will happen in a cyclical fashion throughout an infected person’s life. Take… Source:

  4. Hulda Reply:

    Fortunately, Herpes Simplex 1, or HSV-1, is not the same virus commonly associated with genital herpes. On the other hand, outbreaks of oral herpes are much more visible than the genital variety, and are no less contagious. Herpes is spread… Source:

  5. Madelaine Reply:

    Herpes simplex 1 is the virus that typically causes oral herpes, or cold sores on and around the mouth. Herpes simplex 1 can also be transmitted to the genital area during oral sex if the person performing the act carries the virus. To find… Source:

  6. Caitlin Reply:

    I have Herpes simplex virus2 (genital herpes), my boyfriend has Herpes Simplex cold sore on my mouth virus1(mouth cold sores)? I have never had a but he had one the other day

  7. Evita Reply:

    Hi JulietGreat questions, Juliet! Hope I can help!Yes, currently herpes simplex virus type 1 causes about 80% of the facial cold sores and about 20% of genital herpes sores! Type 2 is just the opposite – 80% genital and 20% facial! Either one can be transmitted to the other location and will create identical sores and troubles! The difference is insignificant and, in time, there will be less and less distinction as to location as these things blend!Yes, Juliet, quite likely you now carry the herpes type 1 virus! Nearly 90% of adults carry either type 1 or 2 or both! You may never see an outbreak! You may get one in a month, a year or never! Nearly 40% of those infected will never know it because they will never get a sore! Somehow they are immune due to various things such as strong antibodies, diet choices, lifestyle and how well they deal with stress! Yes, strong antibodies can be a big factor!Yes, these sores are still active – there can be virus present – until totally healed! He may or may not have infected you! It is many times more contagious during the blister and weeping stage!You can be reinfected in a different location, even with antibodies! Let me give you an example!The virus is site specific – when you first contract it, it chooses a nearby nerve fiber and that will be that colonys home for your lifetime! It will hide in the root cells of that nerve and create sores on the end of that nerve! You will always get the sore in about the same location! If you start getting sores in another location – say on the other end of the lip – you have another virus colony in that location that was probably caused from virus particles from the first one! Offspring from the first sore can cause another sore, and another, and another! This can occur even with antibodies! Antibodies help, but they do not make you bulletproof!If your boyfriend gave you genital sores from his mouth, you can give him genital sores right back if you have active genital sores at the time of sex! It is a new location for him!Also, keep in mind, many people do not get a cold sore from the initial infection! Sometimes all you get is some mild flu-like symptoms, general malaise and sore throat!I have been married for 30 years! My wife and I are both subject to cold sore attacks on our lips! If I have an active sore and kiss her, she will get one almost immediately! She was the one that gave me this virus originally, when we were dating! In all this time, however, neither of us has gotten genital sores – and we probably should have!In the end, from what you stated, I doubt that you got genital herpes from him this time! But please be cautious, Juliet! It can be transmitted orally or with contaminated fingers!You can check the two web sites below for additional facts and tips! Hope I helped you, Juliet! Denny

  8. Lissa Reply:

    Herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 (HSV-1 and HSV-2), also known as Human herpes virus 1 .. "Herpes simplex virus type 1 mediates fusion through a hemifusion

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