Question: Can I spread HSV-1 to other parts of my body?

You can spread herpes to other parts of your body if you touch a herpes sore and then touch your mouth, genitals, or eyes without washing your hands first. You can also pass herpes to someone else this way.

Can you get hsv1 in two places?

It is rare to get the same type of herpes on two different areas of the body. This means that if you have HSV-1 on the mouth, you should not get HSV-1 on the genitals. When you are exposed to herpes, your body starts to form antibodies that will protect you if you are exposed to this type of herpes again.

Can hsv1 be passed back and forth?

If both are infected with the same virus type, there is then no concern about passing the virus on. People are resistant to new infections with the HSV type they already have, so couples dont ping-pong the infection back and forth. Dr.

How long does HSV-1 live on surfaces?

SURVIVAL OUTSIDE HOST: HSV virus survives for short periods of time outside the host 3. It can survive on dry inanimate surfaces (survival ranges from few hours to 8 weeks). They survive longer at lower humidity 14.

Can you be exposed to HSV-1 and not get it?

A person who has HSV-1 can transmit the virus regardless of whether theyve ever had cold sores or have an active cold sore outbreak.

Do I need to tell my partner I have HSV-1?

And what you describe isnt unusual: Most adults have been exposed to oral herpes (HSV-1) and many of us do not remember having a cold sore. Oral-to-genital transmission in the absence of an outbreak is rare, so you dont need to share this bit of news with your future partners.

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