July 22, 2015 at 12:21 pm #8324sadnessParticipant
I was officially diagnosed with HSV2 this week on July 20th by culture.
On July 11th, I felt a bug bite feeling in my genital area and it quickly went from what appeared to me as a spider bite to 4 small blisters, I felt feverish and my groan lymph node swelled up the next day.
On July 13th, Monday I went in to see my doctor and she did a culture for Herpes, Shingles and also Staph and I went on an antibiotic and also a 10 day treatment for the Herpes/Shingles until we got word on the results.
Both my new partner and I have similar time frame of our last partners, prior to us being together…both in the March/April time frame.
Our first sexual encounter was on June 23rd, he was tested for both Herpes on June 8th…His HSV1 is equivocal and the HSV2 considered negative .08
Our latest encounter was on July 18th, unprotected
My 10 days of medicine is completed today, and I have decided to take suppressive daily therapy, starting tomorrow.
1) How long before the bug bite feeling could I have been infectious? We had both protected and unprotected sex since June 23rd.
2) If I have an outbreak, and no rash comes to surface or does come to surface; how long do we cease No Intercourse/No oral on me?
3) What are safe things that we can do during this time?
4) If I am on the daily suppressive therapy, is it ever a safe practice for him to give me oral?
5) What are my boyfriends chances of not having contracted HSV2? And how before he should wait to get a blood test?
6) How do I know when my outbreak is completely gone? Does the area go back to smooth like skin? Does the area stay pinkish forever? The initial area of Herpes is exceptional small area.
Thanks so much!
July 23, 2015 at 11:34 am #8340Terri WarrenKeymaster
So you had a positive swab test and it was definitely typed HSV 2, is that correct, from the blisters? Have you had an antibody test? If not, I think you should consider doing it to determine if this is new or old infection. When was his last partner besides you?
1) You could be infectious even when no blister or bug bite feeling is present, but it is best to avoid sex when you have any sensation that you are having an outbreak at all.
2) How are you defining an outbreak if you have no sores? An outbreak is sores.
3) If you have intercourse at any time, there is a risk of you infecting him. The risk is far lower if you take daily medicine and you use condoms with intercourse. If you are on daily therapy the risk of transmission through any kind of sex if reduced greatly. The risk cannot be eliminated.
5) He should wait four months for another test, if you never have sex again. If you continue to have sex, it is a moving target about testing.
6) see #1 I suggest waiting to have sex until new skin has replaced the lesions, but there is no 100% safe.
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