January 13, 2020 at 7:46 pm #68763ImjustmeParticipant
Thankyou Mrs.Warren for taking the time to reply, your knowledge is so greatly appreciated and needed.
In July of 2019, I gave oral sex to a man. No condom. I was wondering about the transmission rates of me receiving hsv1 or hsv2 through this. It was a few minutes interaction. There was no visible blisters or bumps of any sort on him. No kissing, our genitals did not touch, no fingering. Would hsv1 more likely infect me during this interaction? As I understand hsv2 would less likely infect even given the chance in the oral region?
I have been acutely aware of any sort of bump on both my genitals and mouth since this time. But none I could say definitely as a blister or a ulcer, as I get a lot of normal acne. I could only certainly say that I had one ulcer in my left side cheek. But had deduced it to be from wisdom teeth trauma, it was located right behind the irritating wisdom tooth, this was 2 months after the encounter. As of today. I have noticed red spots on the roof of my mouth. 2 appear to look like bumps it is hard to tell. No pain.
What can you make of this?
How would I go about getting a western blot? How can I order one? The provider I had established has retired, and something interesting, I brought my concerns to him about having hsv, he ordered a rapid PCR blood test to check for herpes but this is an incorrect test correct? It cost me $400 unfortunately, and I did not want to correct the doctor.
If it makes any contribution, I am a 20y/o female. Thankyou in advance.
January 24, 2020 at 6:45 am #68862Terri WarrenKeymaster
First of all, you have a extremely low risk factors for having herpes at all. Have you ever in your life had a cold sore on your lip? And have you already done IgG testing for herpes?
The doctor that ordered the PCR blood test made a significant error with that test. PCR for herpes should only be done from a lesion, not blood. If it was me, I would absolutely go after him for the $400, even in retirement. That’s ridiculous. And shameful. If you were my patient, as much as I admire the Western blot, in your case, I don’t think I would starter with that very expensive test but rather start with an IgG test and see what shows up. You can order your own IgG test online from several different sources and it’s not that expensive. I think it’s a really really unlikely that you have herpes and certainly, if your genitalia has not been exposed during the sexual encounter, your mouth is the only risky site and that’s not very risky given what you’ve told me. If you decide that you want a Western blot, I can certainly help you with that. Let me know what you like to do
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