Oral Sex and Genital Herpes

October 29, 2009 by admin 

Genital Herpes is a STD- Sexually Transmitted Disease. It is one of the most contagious diseases. Any sexual encounter with an affected person can infect you with genital herpes. Many people believe that oral sex is safe. But it is not so. Let me tell you more.Genital Herpes- How does the infection spread?Genital Herpes can be caused by both types of herpes viruses- HSV1 and HSV2. HSV1 causes cold sores. So if any body that had cold sores and is still having active virus performs oral sex on you will get genital herpes. Every type of sexual activity will infect you. Kissing will do it. Anal sex will do it. Regular sex will do it and oral sex will do it. Cold sore virus and genital herpes- Cold sore virus is of HSV1 type. Most of the people get cold sores. Many of them are carriers and may shed the virus. Only their blood screening can tell if the virus is active. if it is active, a single oral sex contact will give you Genital Herpes for lifetime.Herpes virus- how it behaves?When you contact herpes virus, it multiplies in your body and shows the first episode of herpes. After that the herpes virus lies dormant. Suppose you have unprotected sex with somebody who has the virus in dormant state, you may still get it. If you have sex even protected by condom, with any body having active sores of genital herpes, you may get it. Many people look totally harmless but shed the virus. a momentary lapse will land you in trouble. Though Genital Herpes is not life threatening, it is a very painful disease and should be avoided at all cost. Please find out about the status of your partner before you indulge in any sexual activity. To learn more about Genital herpes, please click here- Genital herpes.This article is only for informative purposes. This article is not intended to be a medical advise and it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor for your medical concerns. Please follow any tip given in this article only after consulting your doctor. The author is not liable for any outcome or damage resulting from information obtained from this article.


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