June 10, 2021 at 8:24 pm #73864
Thank you for all that you do. The amount of bad information on the internet only makes it that much worse for people already very anxious about their situation.
I am a 56 year old heterosexual male who approximately 9 weeks ago had (1) very brief unprotected sex, (2) tongue to tongue touching (no lips), and (3) receptive oral sex from a Chinese national masseuse I had seen several times prior without incident (this occurred at an Asian Spa not known for prostitution and I can’t really rationally explain why this happened). None of separate high risk contacts lasted more than 10-15 seconds, at most.
The last 60 days have been utter hell. I am a happily married man and do not want to do anything to hurt my wife. I have endured weeks of sleepless nights, obsessed over the situation, and experienced every psychosomatic symptom, but fortunately I have encountered no “real” symptoms and my 10 panel STD tests at 28 and 47 days have all been negative.
I understand that unless I get a WB test, the best I can hope for is ~93 certainty for HSV2 and 70% for HS1. My question is whether the IGG has a progression or does it simply turn positive, if it turns positive, at any time up to 12 weeks (or possible even later). Dr. Handsfield in one of his posts about a year ago seem to suggest that without any symptoms and a negative test at 7 weeks the likelihood of a positive test in the future is extremely low. FWIW, I am about to take another test early next week to eliminate HBV.
I am in the difficult position of needing to have sex with my wife and obviously a condom is not an option.
Thanks again for your help……..I know everyone really appreciates it.
June 11, 2021 at 6:28 am #73867
I re-read my post and just want to make clear each of the three separate sexual contacts were very brief….each less than 15 seconds if that long.
June 16, 2021 at 8:12 am #73885
My stdcheck.com 10 panel test (Quest) at 9 weeks came back all negatives. 🙂
June 17, 2021 at 7:12 pm #73929
Bump (sorry….just thought you might not have seen!)
June 21, 2021 at 10:00 am #73968Terri WarrenKeymaster
When you add things, your post looks newer each time, sorry. So these experiences represent very low risk. They are not risk free – the riskiest of course was the unprotected intercourse. The oral sex is a risk for HSV 1, have you ever had a cold sore in your lifetime? If yes, then it is extremely unlikely that you would acquire it in a new location on your body.
Overall, I think your situation presents a very low risk of acquiring HSV genitally. that isn’t not a promise, it is an educated guess.
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