Terri – yes I was diagnosed with hsv2 via a swab test and it was typed. I have had recurrences but they have been 1-2 per year and fewer since going on suppressive therapy about 4 years ago. My worst outbreaks were during 1st trimester of both pregnancies. My husband of 17 years is also negative for hsv2.
Can you explain more about acquiring the virus in both locations? I am sure that I gave oral sex to my partner that I suspect passed the virus on to me (although I don’t recall that it was often at all). From what I read it is now known that the virus can be acquired in both locations at the same time of infection.
I have looked at many pictures on the Internet and my mouth sore does not seem to fit the herpes profile. It was right behind my last tooth where my wisdom tooth was taken out. It was open round no raised edges or white covering that I remember. There is some extra skin there and it seems to get irritated easily. I don’t specifically remember getting any others but it is possible that I have but they were not as bad. I am concerned because of what the dentist said and because of what I have researched. I have canker sores all of the time. So when I read that herpes could be in the mouth I was alarmed.
So my test came back negative <.91 for hsv1 and positive 15.4 for hsv2. What can I do to have a comfort level that I do not have oral hsv2? I read something about swab kits. Would that only be for active lesions?
Currently I am facing divorce and want to have a comfort level that I am not passing it on to someone else via kissing. Thank you.