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Transmission of Herpes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   I'm wondering about the differences between simplex 1 and 2 herpes
Doctor :   different strains of virus
Doctor :   of same family
User :   they share half of the same one worse than the other, though?
Doctor :   Herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 (HSV-1 and HSV-2) are two species of the herpes virus family
User :   if someone has had a cold sore, does that mean they have HSV-1? Or can other things cause cold sores?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   if there is genital sore
Doctor :   it is most likely to be type 2
User :   i had a genital sore once and got tested, and it came back as type 1. that was 6 years ago and I've never had an outbreak again
Doctor :   how old are you
User :   how likely am i to spread it to my boyfriend?
User :   im 23
User :   can he get it just by kissing me?
Doctor :   transmitted by contact with infected saliva
Doctor :   yes it can

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