I hope this finds you well.
Thank you for the service.
I have had two consecutive sores starting with mild pus, then scabbed, and went away in a couple days. One was located on my upper lip. The following sore was on my chin a half inch below my lower lip. I have never had this type of sore on my face.
I had not been intimate for over a year. I tested negative for HSV 2 since my last partner. I then met a woman who has HSV 2. She did not have an outbreak at the time I gave her oral sex along with multiple other sexual interactions.
I have not been tested yet, but I imagine I have herpes, which I am fine with.
However, my sister seems to have a phobia of germs. She has two boys ages 7 & 4 who I play & wrestle with when I visit them. I am catching a flight to spend time with them on Thursday.
I plan to tell her about my symptoms so she can process the information and make her own decision about how she wants to deal with the situation.
Can “shedding” happen from my mouth to my nephews, if I don’t have visible sores, while playing and wrestling? If I give them a zerbert on their belly? If their hand goes in my mouth by chance?
The “Updated Herpes Handbook” says “HSV 2 oral sheds 1% of days evaluated.”
I look forward to hearing from you.
Have a great weekend.
I’m not at all clear that you have HSV 2 orally but even if you do, you are NOT a risk to your nephew if you have no sores present at the time that you see them and spend time with them. The way we kiss our children or interact with them is NOT a risk for transmission, IF you have oral herpes, which we honestly do not know with any degree of certainty.
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