February 23, 2015 at 2:01 am #5147PKR12Participant
I had Unprotected sex a month ago ( almost 5 weeks). I took the girl after a week and had done blood test for the STD’s. She tested positive for HSV1 and negitive for all other std’s including HSV2. I never contacted her orally or she never contacted me orally on any part of my body during the intercourse. It lasted for 5-10 mins. She was having sores on her face while we were having sex. I thought those were pimples. I never touched them or kissed her.
On the 2nd day after this incident I was having throat infection where I took the antiboitics and was OK in a day. I had blood test taken after 10 days and I was tested negitive for all the STD’s. On 12 th day I had skin rash on the arm from where blood was taken for the blood test. It went off on its own with in 4 days. I was not having any itching or blisters or pain or anything. I also attached the pic.
I never have any symptoms (sores) in my genital or oral area so far. I dont have any kind of pain while urinating. I never showed flu like symptoms.
Following are my questions.
1. Will HSV1 get transferred from genital to genital even though she had the sores on the face? I didn’t see any sores in her genital area. What are my chances of getting GHSV1?
2. Will HSV1 causes the skin rash near the area where the blood will be taken? Please see the pic I have attached. Even when I gave my blood in the 5 th week for the blood test, My skin has become red in the area where the blood was took.
3.If I tested negative in 5th week what would be my chances that I will be negative in the future?
4. Does my case fall where the people doesnt show no symptoms if infected with GHSV1?
February 23, 2015 at 3:14 pm #5150Terri WarrenKeymaster
First, the screening test that was done for HSV 1 or you misses 1-2 cases out of 10 so it is possible that you are infected with HSV 1 and the test missed it.
It is difficult to say what your risk of acquiring HSV 1 is because I am assuming we don’t know the location of her infection, or do you? Did you report that she has cold sores? Sores on her face don’t necessarily mean she has facial/oral herpes, does it>
The area on your arm looks like a bruise from the blood draw – happens about 1 out of 9 times with a blood draw. It is caused by bleeding under the skin. This happens when the hole from the needle doesn’t close up immediately and a little blood comes out under the skin.
If you tested negative at the 5th week, there is a good chance you will stay that way, but you can’t be too certain until 16 weeks. And then, as I told you the test misses 1-2 out 10 cases of HSV 1. The herpes western blot is better for HSV 1.
I don’t think so. You are looking carefully for symptoms – there isn’t much else that you can do. Also, about 56% of the US population between the ages of 14 and 49 have HSV 1 infection so it is very common.
You have two more posts, feel free to ask.
February 23, 2015 at 5:51 pm #5152PKR12Participant
Thanks Terri.. for the reply
I got my results today and I am tested negative for HSV1 using IGG test including all other STD’s.
Below are my results..
HSV1 – 0.12
HSV2 – <0.1 (less than 0.1)
HSV2- <0.1 (less than 0.1)
Here I do see slight increase in my index value for HSV1 from 0.12 to 0.15, Does this suggest anything?
what percent of the people show the symptoms for GHSV1 after 5 weeks??
February 24, 2015 at 5:28 pm #5165Terri WarrenKeymaster
Those small changes are meaningless. All values are compared to a control value and that will vary considerably from run to run so no, this is not a worry at all.
I can’t say what percent of people newly infected with HSV 1 display symptoms after 5 weeks. People infected with herpes who do not have symptoms within 2-10 days could not have symptoms for years afterwards.
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