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Can I get herpes from my girlfriend who has genital herpes when I give her oral?


My girlfriend recently learned that her ex gave her genital herpes. Can I get herpes from her by giving her oral when she’s not experiencing an outbreak? And can I get genital herpes from her by having unprotected sex during a time when she’s not having an outbreak?

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  1. LINDSEY S says:

    There is less then a 10 percent chance of getting herpes when your partner does not have an out break. That is even further reduced if she was on some kind of suppressive therapy (ie Valtrex). Genital herpes can be passed to the mouth but it usually likes to live and occur on the genitals. Meaning there is a small risk of you getting herpes while she doesn’t have an out break, either on your mouth or genitals. You can use condoms when she doesn’t have an out break but I should warn you that condoms do not offer 100 percent protection against herpes, percent because they don’t cover all areas of the genitals that herpes can affect but it should cut your risk of getting herpes down a little.