Oral Herpes (cont.)
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Oral Herpes (HSV-1, Herpes Simplex Virus-1) Prevention
To reduce the chance of acquiring HSV-1, avoid touching saliva, skin, or mucous membranes of people who have HSV-1 lesions. Prevention of genital HSV may be accomplished by latex condoms, but protection is never 100%. Spermicides do not protect against HSV. Some clinicians recommend using dental dams (small latex squares) during oral sex, but like condoms, they are not 100% protective.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/27/2015
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