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Can you pass genital herpes to oral herpes/cold sores on

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Can you pass genital herpes to oral herpes/cold sores on yourself?

Hello, I'm Dr. Mark. I am board certified (USA), and have twenty years experience. Please allow me to review your question.

Hello - no that isn't really something that happens.

That is because your body has antibodies that form, and so the virus doesn't travel to a different part of the body (because the body fights it off in that new location).

But you could pass genital herpes on you -- to the oral cavity of someone else.

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