April 18, 2021 at 12:49 pm #73296d_l_Participant
I am a 30 years old female and I have concern of contracting oral HSV1 from 3 encounters in the past. Two of them were with same individual but with a gap period of 4 years and one with another individual. All encounters included deep kissing for longer period of times.
1st and 2nd encounter (both 4 years apart) lasted on and off (10-15 mins of deep kissing and making out) for around 14-15 hours of our weekend get away.
3rd encounter with different individual lasted for 3 hours on and off deep kissing.
I am entering into a long term relationship and it does not seem easy to get a HSV test prescribed and done where I live. I want to make sure that this does not lead to infecting my boyfriend unknowingly.
I never had any cold sores that I remember of. And neither of 2 individuals in above mentioned scenarios had memory of any cold sores ever happening to them.
I live in India, if this information helps in assessing the incidences and prevalence of the disease.
Do you think these encounters might have infected me? And if it will be the primary infection, I must have had the pronounced symptoms. Is this correct?
Do I need to get tested?
Is this a high risk situation?
Thank you so much for your help.
- This topic was modified 5 months, 1 week ago by d_l_.
April 26, 2021 at 12:29 pm #73365Terri WarrenKeymaster
The prevalence of HSV 1 in India is only 33%, lower than the US. I think the risk of you being infected is quite low, given your very limited contact with others. If you were infected as a child, we might now know that but if you’ve never had cold sores, that seems less likely
September 6, 2021 at 5:05 pm #74778d_l_Participant
Hello Terri! I am back again with a scenario that is troubling me. Recently I went to my friend’s house and three of us were sitting in the plastic pool with water from hose. No chlorine or any chemical. One of my friends has a history of herpes both cold sores and genital. What are the chances to contract herpes if she be having an active outbreak in her genitals (fluid from her blisters contaminating the water) We were all wet and sitting in the plastic pool. What is the risk of transmission through water? Thank you in advance.
September 8, 2021 at 11:38 pm #74813Terri WarrenKeymaster
The risk is probably zero. The dilution factor of the water would prevent transmission in the scenario you describe.
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