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Can I give my partner oral sex if I have HSV-2 and I have an outbreak and he doesn't?

If you have an active HSV-2 outbreak and your partner does not have HSV-2 it is  okay to perform oral sex on him as long as your outbreak is not around your mouth and there is no contact with the area of your outbreak.

The HSV is found on and around the site of the outbreak so as long as there is no contact with this area, there is no chance of passing the virus to your partner.

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This answer was posted on August 18, 2014

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