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herpes type 1 & oral sex
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kayak949 posted:
My new partner and I had SDI testing done at the beginning of our relationship and both came out negative. My testing didn't include herpes. After being together for 6 months, I developed a sore, had a swab test that was negative and bloodwork that came back positive for herpes 1 & 2. Since the diagnosis we are using a condom. My doctor gave me a prescription to use if I have another outbreak and we are waiting for him to get bloodwork tested again. I have read Good News About the Bad News which was very helpful but still have questions.

I have never had a cold sore so assume my type 1 virus is genital. I know that type 1 isn't as easily spread and wonder if him giving me oral sex is a thing of the past.
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An_208377 responded:
The blood test results, were they HSV IGM or HSV IGG? what were the HSV 1 and 2 IGG numbers?
example... HSV 1 IGG= 2.33 and HSV 2 IGG= 4.65
 
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betsyo1967 responded:
did your partner check to see if herpes testing was a part of their std testing?

most folks who have hsv1 have it orally but aren't getting obvious cold sores to know that they are infected. you actually have no reason at all to assume your hsv1 isn't oral at this point.

I can help you with your blood test results if you haven't already posted them fo rTerri or I's help.
Talking about std testing is NORMAL and something we all should be doing EVERY TIME before we have sex with a new partner :)


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