I was diagnosed with genital HSV1 two years ago. Yesterday, I performed oral sex on someone who has HSV2 and has had it for at least a year. It was a one time encounter and I believe I have a small canker sore inside my mouth. He has never had an outbreak and only found out about his HSV2 through a blood test. What are my chances of contracted HSV2 orally from this? Does having HSV1 genitally already give me some protection from getting HSV2 orally? I know I have read many places that HSV2 oral is pretty uncommon but acquiring HSV1 genitally has left me extremely paranoid about STDs in general. Do you think that if I don’t have any symptoms orally then I can assume I didn’t contract HSV2 orally, or do you think I should still get tested in the upcoming months?
First off, it would be good to know what blood test he had done and what value it was – people are often misdiagnosed using the wrong blood test or have a low positive that is a false positive. And you may not know the answers to these questions.
Assuming for a moment that he actually is infected, the chances of you becoming infected orally are low – HSV 2 doesn’t prefer the oral area at all and it was a single encounter which also lowers the risk statistically. And I don’t think testing is necessary UNLESS you can’t let this go – then testing would help you relax about this contact.
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