Q. So i have a question, this guy I’ve been seeing for 6 months told me he once had an out break of the herpes versus but he hasn’t had an out break in years. He said we are okay as long as he’s not having an out break, and he said he can always feel it coming and knows the signs. Well here is some history about me. Im female, i have had cold sores on my mouth years ago and maybe here and there throughout the years as I’ve struggled with tough acne as well as psoriasis. I’ve also had cervical cancer cells removed years but I’ve had good paps since then. Oh i also have a dental fistula, from a poorly executed root canal procedure done a couple years ago, and it is an open wound at times, most days. We both do oral, and i let him do anal. So my questions are with his history is he still at risk for transferring to me at any time even though he said he could tell when he is going to have an out break? Next question, do i have a chance of getting cervical cancer/ cells / again? Doesn’t it just lay dormant once you have it? And since I’ve had cold sores on my mouth, would going down on him trigger his herpes2? I know these are some extensive questions but im too embarrassed to ask any doctor’s office here because everyone knows everyone and people talk, regardless of HIPAA, so i appreciate anything you can tell me, thanks
A. 1) Abnormal cervical cells are most likely from HPV which is human papilloma virus. If you have regular negative pap smears that means you no longer have the virus which can go on to cause cervical cancer.
2) HSV is herpes simplex virus. There are 2 types. Type 1 (oral) and Type 2 (genital). Both types are spread by direct contact. Oral can be spread to the genitals via oral sex and genital can be spread to the mouth via oral sex. The virus may be spread when there is an obvious lesion and prior to that when people feel the virus coming. However, it is also thought that the virus both type 1 and type 2 may spread when there are no signs.
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