Can I get an STI from oral sex if my partner has a fever blister? If a person has an STI, is oral sex 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.

Patriot Urgent Care provides testing with results in just a few days followed by appropriate treatment options if needed. Find a nearby urgent care to discuss your concerns with our medical providers and get the appropriate testing or treatment.