January 12, 2024 at 9:47 am #83887Herpesdude10000000000Participant
Hey, thank you for being the resource I knew had to exist!
So I recently had an outbreak of HSV1 on my shaft and have no idea who could’ve given it since I’ve been with the same partner for over a year and no cheating. Does this mean I already have antibodies since it’s been dormant in me for a while? I discovered blisters after unprotected sex, unfortunately, so I most likely passed it to my girlfriend’s vagina, even though her immune system is something fierce! Also, real quick, can my outbreak have been triggered by the friction from that sex? Does it happen that fast??
My main question is since it is HSV1, once we have both built antibodies over the next few months (or again do I already have them since I’ve been dormant for a while?) can we transfer the disease orally to each other? Like, I’m sure we can but wouldn’t the likelihood be reduced since we already have it localized on our genitalia?
January 12, 2024 at 1:17 pm #83910Terri WarrenKeymaster
Genital HSV 1 normally comes from someone who has the cold sore virus orally giving oral sex to someone who doesn’t have HSV 1 already.
Do you know if your partner is already HSV 1 positive or not? If you don’t know, then it would be a good idea for her to test via either IgG or Western blot to find this out.
If she gets symptoms of genital sores, she should start treatment immediately.
She may already have HSV 1 orally and not know it and gave it to you. We don’t now anything about that at this time, I’m guessing.
If you both have HSV 1, it is highly unlikely that either of you will acquire this in a new location on your body.
January 27, 2024 at 10:26 am #84045Herpesdude10000000000Participant
Hi again, very odd and confusing update we would very much appreciate your insight on:
So my girlfriend never developed sores on her genitals so when she tested positive for hsv1 we assumed she already had it and must have passed it due to asymptomatic shedding from her mouth to me at some point. But last night she developed sores on her wrist! She did give me a couple of handjobs this week because I’m still trying to be safe with unprotected sex but I’m so confused. Shouldn’t she have antibodies? Is it possible she inoculated herself from my shaft even though my sores were gone and she already had the virus? Do we cover her wrist up to avoid spreading it to anymore parts of us? Isn’t this bizarre?
February 2, 2024 at 5:12 pm #84088Terri WarrenKeymaster
The symptoms on her wrist should have been swab tested to see if this was herpes. So far, I don’t see any evidence that that was done.
If she tested positive for HSV 1, she could have had this orally with no symptoms and then passed it to your genital without symptoms. What was the index value of her positive HSV 1 antibody test, do you have that? The number associated with the positive?
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