I contracted HSV2 (genitally) about 4 months ago. It was confirmed via lesion swab test, but my antibody test was negative 2 months later. I had a bad initial outbreak but started on anti-viral’s immediately, and to my knowledge have not had an outbreak since. I do not have HSV1.
A male (he said he’s been tested and is negative, but with the poor quality of testing, I am not so sure) performed oral sex on me two separate times recently without any protection. What is the risk that he contracted HSV2? Assume he could not contract it genitally- but what does it mean to have HSV2 orally? I am trying to better understand the relationship between HSV2 and oral sex.
The risk is very low – both because HSV 2 does not like the oral area and also because you are a daily antiviral therapy. As long as you continue to be on daily antiviral therapy your antibody test may stay negative for a long time and I see no point in repeating the antibody test. You’re correct in assuming there is no way he would require this genitally from the contact that you describe. I cannot give you an exact percentage of risk and I can tell you that it is very well indeed.
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