• MariposasButterfly MariposasButterfly
    May 06, 2008
    If I have genital herpes and I french kiss someone can I give them the virus?
    MariposasButterfly MariposasButterfly
    May 06, 2008

    I have genital herpes and was concerned that I may spread the virus by french kissing someone.  I understand there is shedding involved and it can be spread through membranes and blood too.  Obviously, when you kiss there is an exchange of saliva and I would feel so bad to give what I have to someone and not realize it.  Also a concern of mine would be if I gave Oral sex to a man and giving it to him that way too.  I contracted herpes from my husband and have not had sex with anyone for almost 2 years now since he and I seperated and my last outbreak was about a year ago...Ive had the virus for about 5 years.  I just wanted to be sure that kissing is okay and to ask is it really true that the risk is lower if you have sex when you do not have a current outbreak.



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