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Transmission questions for HSV2

  • I have HSV2 and have been with the same partner for 10 years. Except for the first three years I rarely get an outbreak and do not take meds for it. Recently I started dating again and have questions about transmission to a new partner. We have kissed, and I have given him oral. A few weeks after, he got cold and flu symptoms and I got 2 very painful genital outbreaks that were comparable to when I was first diagnosed with HSV2. I was not particularly stressed at the time of the outbreaks. We discussed that I have HSV2. My previous partner has never had an outbreak or shown any symptoms and I gave him oral frequently. Is it possible then for me to spread my herpes to a new partner simply by kissing them on the mouth or giving them oral? Thanks in advance....

    Asked by Anonymous in Herpes Jun 29, 2019
  • Posted on Jul 18, 2019


    STDcounselor

    Herpes is a viral infection of the skin. The virus spreads by coming in direct skin-to-skin contact with the virus. HSV-2 (usually genital herpes) spr... For detail, click here

  • Posted on Jul 27, 2019


    suz******

    I disagree, if you have HSV2, you cannot pass that orally unless he goes down there, and only if you are having symptoms. I am 54 and have had it since I was 26. I could possibly be wrong, if I was that would shatter everything I know or have read about the virus. Oral herpes HSV1 could be passed to him orally, but to my knowledge not HSV2. Hope this helps you.

  • Posted on Jul 09, 2019


    Anonymous

    It's totally possible. There's always a chance of your partner contracting it from you, it's just a lower likelihood when the virus is dormant. The best way to prevent this is to make sure that neither of you has any open wounds that would allow the virus a direct line from/to the bloodstream and refrain from sexual activity when the immune system is weakened.

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