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can i give my girlfreind herpies in the mouth if im a girl asswell cuzz i love he tounge piercing :P

By Anonymous June 10, 2011 - 5:54am
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Hi Anon,

Can you clarify what you meant by giving her Herpes? Do you have Herpes?

Having a tongue piercing doesn't make you more susceptible to getting herpes of the mouth more than anyone else. However, Piercing of oral sites carries a high risk of infection with the possibility of transmission of organisms such as HIV, hepatitis B and C, Herpes Simplex virus, Epstein-Barr virus and candida.

HSV-1 and HSV-2 can be found in and released from the sores that the viruses cause, but they also are released between outbreaks from skin that does not appear to have a sore. Generally, a person can only get HSV-2 infection during sexual contact with someone who has a genital HSV-2 infection. Transmission can occur from an infected partner who does not have a visible sore and may not know that he or she is infected.

How does transmission occur?
HSV-1 can cause genital herpes, but it more commonly causes infections of the mouth and lips, so-called “fever blisters.” HSV-1 infection of the genitals can be caused by oral-genital or genital-genital contact with a person who has HSV-1 infection. Genital HSV-1 outbreaks recur less regularly than genital HSV-2 outbreaks.

For more information, please visit: http://www.cdc.gov/std/herpes/STDFact-Herpes.htm

All the best,


June 10, 2011 - 7:52am
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