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If you have hsv1 and you get hsv2 can it prevent you from getting cold sores in your mouth
HSV-1 and HSV-2 are two different viruses. Having one strain of herpes won't prevent you from catching the other strain. HSV-1 is usually found orally... For detail, click here
Posted on Apr 25, 2018
The antibodies for hsv1 and hsv2 have some cross-reactivity, so development of antibodies for one will usually suppress a full-blown infection of the other. When exposed to the other virus, the antibodies of your primary may selectively kill the infected cells and force the new virus immediately into latency. This means that you have the virus, but will not likely become symptomatic and will be LESS contagious, but still transmissible through shedding of partial virus dna.