March 22, 2019 at 2:48 pm #32647
Quick back story:
2008 I tested positive HSV2
2011 I entered committed relationship
2019 still in same relationship, my partner and i do everything sexually normally, partner has never shown any signs or symptoms of HSV1 or HSV2.
>Last night I was given oral sex by my partner for about 20min.
I took two 500mg Valtrx about 20min prior because I just felt a little unsure if there was tingling down there or not but then we ended up fooling around.
Fast forward to the following morning, outbreak symptoms are presenting in me and I’m stressing out because he had his face down there for like 20min and I am worried about him now 🙁
Anytime after we have oral sex he immediately washes his mouth and face with soap and water at my request and he did that last night too. I’m just worried that he’s going to get the virus all over his face now because I was likely shedding big time if an outbreak appeared 12hr later.
My question is: what are his odds of being fine if I took the 1000mg valtrex 20min prior, he washed his face afterwards immediately with soap and water and he’s never shown any symptoms in the past 8 years of us being together?
I have read your book and it’s really helpful however I’m worried now because I can’t find any definite answers on this particular topic
March 23, 2019 at 12:11 pm #32697
I think he likely fine.
Let me ask you this – did you have an antibody test to confirm that you were positive for HSV 2? What was the index value of that positive? Has your partner also been tested for HSV 2? What were his results?
March 26, 2019 at 6:55 am #32871
Thanks for answering. I also made him take a high dose of Valtrex just to be on the safe side.
When I was tested years ago they took a swab of one of the sores and sent that away and then confirmed it was HSV2
He’s never been tested no, and I don’t think he would. He won’t go to the doctor for anything
Why the antibody test? Just to see if I am actually HSV2 positive?
March 30, 2019 at 10:13 am #33904
No, if you had a swab from a lesion that was positive for HSV 2, you don’t need an antibody test.
If your partner does decide he would like an antibody test, he can do it online without ever seeing a provider at all – only a lab for a blood draw.
September 1, 2021 at 11:57 pm #74759
It’s been awhile 🙂
So my partner and I have recently divorced but in the past 3 months he’s had to oral outbreaks (of what not quite sure) but he had sores on his tongue and on his gums and palate and inner lips. Nothing on the outside of his mouth. Could this be hsv2??
He got swabbed yesterday so waiting on results but it’s strange because I thought hsv2 orally was rare?
September 8, 2021 at 10:36 pm #74797
It is very unlikley to be HSV 2. These sound like canker sores to me. I’m glad that swab testing was done, let me know how it goes.
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