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An_247603 posted:
I am 50 yrs old, I have had cold sores on and off since I was a kid (I have no history of any genital herpes). I have been married for 26 yrs. I unknowingly gave my wife. Genital herpes1 thru oral sex. We are both infected. If I perform oral sex can I make my oral herpes worse?? If I have unprotected sex to what degree am I at risk of genital herpes 1? I have found no place for answers to these questions. Thanks!!
georgiagail responded:
You performing oral sex on her will not make your oral herpes worse.

Just as it was possible for you to transmit the virus to her through oral sex, she can pass this back to your (via your genitals) through unprotected sex.


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