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    Transmitting HSV 1
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    Mikeonthefloor posted:
    I have tested positive for hsv1 in the past - I actually remember cold sores as a kid on my mouth as well. Anyway, if I transmitted it to my wife at some point is it possible for her to transmit it to me as genital herpes through oral sex. I know I can transmit it to her through oral sex but was wondering since it was "my infection" could it be transmitted back to me if I had infected her??
     
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    elle0317 responded:
    Your body has had plenty of time to build up antibodies to HSVI, so you cannot be re-infected in a different location.
     
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    Mikeonthefloor replied to elle0317's response:
    Thank you. Out of curiosity how long can someone go before their fist outbreak? I know you may never have one but if they did, how long can past from exposure?
     
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    elle0317 replied to Mikeonthefloor's response:
    Some infected people never get a break out, that's why I can't place a time line on it. For some it's 3-5 days or even years after initial infection, and as mentioned above, some never do.


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