Can A Person With Hv1 Sores In The Mouth Transmit That To A Woman's Genitals And It Become Hv2 ?

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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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John,

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.