October 6, 2020 at 9:19 pm #71379SReads89Participant
Hi Terri, thank you so very much for the help you provide everyone on this forum.
I started dating someone in July and on July 12 I experienced a pretty severe primary outbreak of GHSV2. He subsequently went for the blood test and confirmed that he was positive for HSV2 and negative for HSV1. He has never had any symptoms and was totally unaware he was infected. We decided to continue dating and became sexually active again on September 6, 56 days after my first outbreak.
Since my primary outbreak in July I’ve had two more recent outbreaks, much less severe. But I noticed with the second outbreak a very tiny clear bubble on the inside of my bottom lip. It lasted a day and then seemed to “pop” and disappear on its own. No pain or anything so I thought maybe I was overreacting. But unfortunately the tiny lip bubble returned last weekend and I was luckily able to get it swabbed. I’m waiting for results.
I didn’t have any oral symptoms at all with my primary outbreak, which is when you would think they would manifest if I was infected in both locations at the same time. Can you tell me if/how it could happen that after contracting the genital infection, I subsequently contracted OHSV2 from him almost two months later? It would really help me to understand how this could have happened. I waited 56 days after the primary outbreak to become sexually active with him again (I read in a BC medical pamphlet it takes 42 days to develop antibodies that prevent reinnoculation).
I know this is a strange situation and it’s causing me much anxiety to think I now have both oral and genital HSV2. I appreciate and thank you so much for your help.
October 9, 2020 at 11:02 pm #71386SReads89Participant
I got my results back on the oral lesion today and they were negative for HSV1 and HSV2. The doctor said it was likely a mucocele. I have never been so relieved, and my next step is to try and find a therapist with expertise with STIs to help me with the GHSV2 diagnosis.
I am wondering though, do you have any advice when it will be safe to give oral sex to my boyfriend again without worrying about contracting an OHSV2 infection on top of the GHSV2? After the mucocele thing I’m in my head about this.
Thank you so much.
October 12, 2020 at 12:25 pm #71423Terri WarrenKeymaster
I read your whole first post before reading the second and I thought “she has a mucocele inside her lip” And your doctor agrees.
I think that you are just about fine to give him oral sex now. It’s been 12 weeks since you became infected and between 12-16 weeks is when almost everyone has a robust immune repsonse to HSV 2 thus making it highly unlikely that you would get it in a new location on your body.
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