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Tuesday, June 10, 2008 John, Community Member, asks

Q: Can a person with HV1 sores in the mouth transmit that to a woman's genitals and it become HV2 ?

Also, I have heard that it is thought that saliva kills the HV2 virus so that mouth to genital transmission (or vice versa) will not happen. Has then been established as fact?

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Julia, Community Member
9/12/08 1:47pm



Thank you for the post. Check out this site for the differences between and information about transmission of HSV 1 and HSV 2. If you have concerns, it is best to speak with a doctor.

Brandy smith, Community Member
7/21/10 4:46pm

can hv1 be transmitted during oral sex turn into hv2 on a womans genitals?

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