Re: type 1 herpes verses type 2
Type 1 does not turn into type 2. So if you ex partner has type 1 and gave you oral sex, you would then have type 1 on genitals. Type 1 generally appears on the mouth as cold sores and type 2 generally appears on the genitals. That said, either type can be present on either body parts. If you have type 2 and a partner gave you oral sex then they could get type 2 orally. It's said to be rare, but it can happen.
With the prevalance nowadays of oral sex, type 1 (the cold sore on lips type) on the genitals is becoming much more common.
As for question 2 - yes. In couples that one has it and one does not, it is possible that the noninfected partner does not get it. It's a crap shoot. It varies on each individual's immune system and how their bodies handle the virus.
Last edited by Truthseek; 08-02-2008 at 08:29 PM.