October 11, 2021 at 7:11 pm #75170Peanut123Participant
Female in my 30s – diagnosed with GHSV1 in 2007 from receptive oral. First outbreak was real bad (flu symptoms, painful sores, etc.). Didn’t have an
obvious outbreak again til 2012 (I say obvious because the 2012 outbreak was undeniable and painful, but I know outbreaks can be mild and I’m sure I had some itching and irritation here and there that could have been an outbreak or nothing at all). Test confirmed it was GHSV1. I am currently in the middle of another outbreak (itchy sores on my perineum that turned painful, and one sore on my vulva). So here is the order of events that has me a bit confused as to whether this is a new GHSV2 infection.
-Jun 2021, I start having sex with a good friend casually. Always with condoms.
-Jul 2021, routine testing. I test Positive for GHSV1 (which I already knew); neg for GHSV2
– Sep 2021, he starts also seeing another woman with confirmed GHSV2. They’ve had sex twice. With condoms.
– Around 3 weeks after his first time with her, he tests negative for GHSV1 and 2. I asked him to test.
– This Monday. We have protected sex. It was on the rougher side. So lots of friction. He saw this woman for the 2nd time in between his negative test and our time on Mon.
– this Friday, 4 days later, I have my first bikini wax ever. Waxed part of my labia and butt area. Most of it was fine but there were parts that felt very painful and a bit wrong. I could also tell the girl was inexperienced and nervous.
– it’s now Monday, 3 days later. I felt itching and pain over the weekend but I assumed it was the bad waxing experience. This morning I looked in the mirror and saw the sores
For the first time.
-What are your thoughts on the likelihood of this being an old GHSV1 recurrence vs a new GHSV2 infection?
– could the bad wax job have triggered a GHSV1 outbreak?
– What’s the likelihood of him getting infected after two protected times with this woman? And me being infected after protected sex with him (just once after his neg test)?
- This topic was modified 1 week, 1 day ago by Peanut123.
October 15, 2021 at 1:45 pm #75205Terri WarrenKeymaster
Waxing can definitely trigger an outbreak of herpes – you are irritating the nerves to the max with waxing.
Condoms reduce transmission of HSV 2 from men to women by 96% so I think if he had new HSV 2, which we don’t know that he does, the risk of you getting with a condom in place is incredibly low.
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