November 29, 2020 at 11:19 pm #71913bmak2021Participant
Hey Terri, so I know you don’t remember me, but I asked you awhile back about if I can get the HSV 1 virus from sharing foods? Well, I know you told me there’s no risk involved, but when you said 30% of the virus is not detected in the test and you cannot say that the virus is in the saliva, I just want to say I got another blood test done. The anxiety and confusion got the best of me and I went to go get another test, the IGg one.i wanted to wait until 3 months to see if anything changed and it didn’t. From August 28th or 29th to November 25th to 27th, my test was negative for HSV 1 at 0.24, but the number does makes me nervous because way before I was between 0.17-0.19 and now it went up. Also, sometimes I still get a warm feeling between the nostrils and the border of my lips. So my questions to you is:
DO YOU KNOW WHAT I AM EXPERIENCING ON THAT LIP AREA LIKE IT GETS INFLAMED AND THEN GOES AWAY?
IS IT POSSIBLE THAT MY INDEX VALUE INCREASED BECAUSE I JUST MIGHT HAVE IT, BUT THE ANTIBODIES HAVEN’T DEVELOPED YET AND IT SLOWLY COMING? OR IT’S BECAUSE I WENT TO DIFFERENT LABS AND THEY MEASURE DIFFERENT?
TO MY ORIGINAL QUESTION AGAIN (SORRY)… CAN YOU POSSIBLY GET HSV 1 FROM DOUBLE DIPPING IN THE SAME BOWL EVEN WHEN THERE’S NO SIGNS OF SORES FROM THE FRIEND AND YOU’RE BOTH NOT SHARING UTENSILS? WHAT ARE MY CHANCES OF GETTING IT FROM A PERSON WHOSE ASYMPTOMATIC VS A SYMPTOMATIC PERSON (SHEDDING OR NOT)?
AGAIN my friend first used her spoon to eat out this bowl, so can saliva live on food and get transmitted to someone else spoon when they take a bit of food from the same bowl? One question i seen you answered was that saliva is a poor transmitter, so what do you mean by that? Can you get the virus just like any other viruses through saliva?
Can I touch my face again without worrying about herpe Whiteflow and etc?
My friend didn’t have no sores that day or one in awhile, but could be shed.I really stopped all contact from people close because of easy transmission.
December 1, 2020 at 1:15 pm #71939Terri WarrenKeymaster
Your newest test result is soundly negative – the tiny variation in test scores is not relevant at all.
I still see no risk in the encounter with the food and your friend. Saliva may play a small role in herpes transmission between two people deep kissing but not with food.
You can certainly touch your face without worry!
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