Sexually Transmitted Diseases/transfer of herpes

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Hello.

If a man has herpes of the mouth and kisses a woman and she contracts it and then either soon after or sometime later gives him oral sex can he then get herpes of the genitalia? Since it's his virus he gave her does he have an immunity to getting it elsewhere or is the genitalia different so that she can actually give him his own virus on another area of his body? Thank you,

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Craig,

You can retransmit it to another part of your own body through self transmission! Let alone someone else doing it for you, so yes someone else can do that. It's generally recommended not to do anything during an active outbreak for either HSV 1 or 2 conditions, but while the virus is in remission, the virus is much less likely to be transmitted although it is still possible. Let me know if you have follow-up.

Cheers,

John

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Educated and certified in STI information, HIV and AIDS, and trained in comprehensive sex education for teens and young adults. Providing counseling in sexuality, sexual interests, and sexual orientations, pregnancy prevention, safer sex initiatives, and teaching health education seminars to adults ages 18-65 for the past 3 years. Serve underserved clients in homeless shelters, workplace readiness programs, and detention centers. Three term AmeriCorps domestic service volunteer and Peace Corps nominee for Health Service to Lesotho and Rwanda. Providing services to the GLBTQIA populations of which I am a member.

Experience

3 years as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (Advanced) for 3 years and comprehensive sex educator for 3 years and parenting educator for 3 years. *North Carolina State Certified Emergency Medical Technician, #P083512 *Certified Health Education Specialist, #22589

Organizations
*American Public Health Association *National Commission on Health Education Credentialing

Publications
American Public Health Association, Student Assembly, Quarterly Newsletter 2012-2014

Education/Credentials
*Doctor of Education (candidate), K-12 Teacher Leadership; Capella University *Master of Public Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences; Capella University *Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction; Concordia University-Portland *Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and English; East Carolina University

Awards and Honors
Graduated with Distinction from Capella University AllExperts, Top Experts of 2014 (One and Multiple Categories)

Past/Present Clients
*Over 180 clients, lasting 30 sessions, in 5 locations during Florida service. *Over 150 clients, lasting 18 sessions, in 2 locations during South Carolina service.

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