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Can he catch genital herpes if he gets cold sores?

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Well cold sores are usually HSV1 .. so if you have HSV1, then the odds of him getting it genitally are much much lower (but not completely impossible .. ie: you still would want to be careful about playing during an OB or if he has any cuts/suppressed immune system/etc) But it does give him a pretty good resistance to it.


If you have HSV2, then while HSV1 will give him *some* resistance it won't necessarily completely protect him. I had cold sores from the time I was 4 but got HSV2 at around 17 genitally ... so you certainly still want to take precautions in that case ;)

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