Many people ask, if I have HSV1 cold sores, what are my odds of getting herpes type 1 genitally from a partner? Or if I already have oral or genital HSV1, am I protected against getting HSV2 genitally?
Here’s an interesting article that discusses the chances of being reinfected if you already have one kind of herpes. Originally written by Stephen Sacks, MD, a highly respected herpes researcher, with revisions my the MediResource clinical team, and posted on the chealth.canoe.ca website.
If you have herpes, are you immune to a second infection from someone else? A study done in 1980 in Atlanta, Georgia, showed that genital herpes can recur with more than one strain of the virus. People with one strain of herpes can get another. … (Read More at Original Source)