“Can you get an STI from oral sex if one person has a fever blister? Also, if a person has an STI, is oral sex still OK?”

It is possible to contract HS1 (Herpes Simplex 1) from a person if they have a cold sore.

Sexually transmitted diseases as well as STI’s can be contracted through oral sex as well as vaginal intercourse. There is also a risk of contracting herpes from oral sex if the person performing the act has a fever blister or “cold sore”.

Both HS1 and HS2 are incurable. However the symptoms of an outbreak can usually be controlled or relieved with proper medication.

Patients First provides testing with results in just a few days followed by appropriate treatment options if needed. Schedule an appointment today to discuss your concerns with one of our medical providers to get the testing and treatment that is appropriate for you.