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So my boyfriend may or may not have had a cold sore, he used his spit when he was fingering me & now i am TERRIFIED that i might contract genital herpes.... help me please
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Hello nsbsjdndbsbdbdNovember 5, 2018 - 1:51pm
Thank you for writing.
I think you may be jumping the gun a little - ask your boyfriend if he did indeed have a cold sore - it's not something you wouldn't know so he'd certainly know by now. If so, your risk is minimal - if not then there is no risk of transfer.
he says he doesn’t know if it was a cold sore or not, is it safe to assume it wasn’t? if it was, it was scabbed over, thank you for your response.November 5, 2018 - 1:57pm
Hi again.November 5, 2018 - 2:20pm
Generally speaking, a person knows if they have a cold sore as they are quite painful and last for days. Does he have a history of cold sores? If so, then it may have been a cold sore but the risk would still be minimal if there was no oral sex.
he says he’s had cold sores before but this one didn’t feel like one, i feel like i am now overthinking if i have developed symptoms & i am being very paranoid, sorry for the lack of education on this topic & i thank you for the responses.November 5, 2018 - 2:40pm
It's ok, we're here to help!
Your risk is tiny, if there even is a risk. I'm not trying to be glib but there is nothing that can be done now anyway. Try not to think about it; odds are - you're fine!November 5, 2018 - 3:50pm