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Thank you for your response and for your comment on what you think about my symptoms and the western blot test, it is helpful to hear your opinion.
That wasn’t really what I was asking. Sorry, it is not always easy to express oneself with writing. However, I think from what you stated I can answer part of what I was asking. And yes, I have had oral sex and intercourse. I am 35 and this is the first time in my life I ever tested for it, so who knows when I got it. What I was trying to figure out is if it is possible to have my primary infection be an asymptomatic herpetic whitlow or an asymptomatic oral/facial outbreak. Meaning, maybe my hands are where the primary infection occurred but my body just never developed symptoms or the face/mouth is where the primary infection occurred but my body never developed symptoms. So, I was wondering if that is a possibility and if it is a possibility would my body then continue to shed from those places or would the shedding then happen from someplace different?
My other question is kind of strange. My friend and I were camping. We had no way to wash our hands at the time. I went to the bathroom(urinated and then wiped). I then went to massage him and he had cracks in his skin. He had open mosquito bite sores, cuts on hands, I massaged his glutes (just the cheeks). I had no idea I had this. He knew we weren’t washing hands, we are good friends and didn’t think anything of it. I literally started massaging him right after going to the bathroom. I feel since I most likely shed from the genital region that I could have infected him by working on his cuts or gluteal skin (Normally, I would avoid the wounds, but I know him, so I didn’t worry and I worked on these wounds). There is constant kneading into the skin, kind of like friction. Could this happen? Even the tiniest percent, is it possible I gave it to him?
Thank you very much for your guidance and time.