Re: Herpes or Pimple?
I'm going to preface this by saying it doesn't sound like you have a herpes sore- you don't mention pain or itching, and a herpes sore on either the mouth or the genitals generally itch and hurt (sting).
That said, here's what I know that might help if you do indeed have herpes.
okay- first of all there are two primary types of herpex- HSV1, and HSV2. HSV1 is primarily associated with "cold sores" on the mouth, and over half the population in the USA has it by the time they are adults.
HSV2 is primarily associated with genital herpes and typically involves clusters of sores (as opposed to just one or two) and more frequent outbreaks. About 20-25% of the US population has that by the time they are adults.
This is a generalization, however, and you should be aware that the virus CAN be transmitted in both directions- for example, if you had a cold sore and performed oral sex on someone you could give them genital herpes.
Herpes is transmitted through contact with someone that has the virus and sores do not have to be present- the virus can shed asymptomatically. So if you kissed a part of her body (her mouth or her genitals) that had a herpes infection then yes, you could have it.
If you have it, you need to be careful not to transmit it - not only to others, but also to other areas of your own body. The most susceptible parts of the body to the herpes virus is the mouth, genitals, nose and eyes. Be particularly careful never to touch your nose or eyes if you have a herpes sore on either your mouth or genitals- an outbreak in the nose or eyes is extremely painful and can cause blindness. Any time you have contact with a part of your body that has the virus, wash your hands well with soap and water.