I have genital HSV1 and have so for about 5 months now but I have been getting tested for oral HSV recently in case.
Today, I went to a private GP who appeared to have a coldsore on the corner of his lip. He wanted to inspect my lesion which was near my cheek for a swab test so he picked up a torch to see better but he also ended up touching my face without gloves (which i didnt expect him to do) and he touched close to my mouth, not actually on the lip but near the corner.
I also have some broken skin on my cheek from the cold weather which he also touched for a like 20 seconds so now I am paranoid that he could have passed it to me.
What is the likelihood of him transmitting it to me like this?
And one more question. What are the chance of inoculation from genital to oral 5 months after the primary infection? I haven’t had any other outbreaks since the primary but I do have the occassional folliculitis on my thighs so I know the thigh sheds.
I just want to know if I touched my thigh while there was a folliculitis lesion then touched in the inside of my mouth is there a chance for inoculation?
Autoinoculation almost always happens with a first infection when no immune response has been mounted yet – The situation you describe does not present a risk for autoinoculation, and you are five months out so that’s also speaking against it. I wouldn’t give it a second thought if I were you.
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