What if my partner has genital herpes or a cold sore?
Fact: You can still have sex if you have genital herpes. It is important to note, too, that the virus can be transmitted orally, to the genitals, during oral sex.
What are the chances that you have passed HSV-1 on to your girlfriend, either orally or genitally?
If you have any questions about HSV or any other sexually transmitted infections, make an appointment to see us at the Student Health Center.
You may have an outbreak of itchy sores, but it does go away.