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Thanks for getting back to me. With regard to the sores in my mouth and on my lip, as I mentioned, they began with a sensation that my mouth and lips were burning and I then had what appeared to be two or three ulcers on my tongue and two more on my lips. I have never had a cold sore (canker sores in my mouth, yes, but never anything on my lips) in my life and my HSV-1 test came back at 0.1/negative. The burning symptom started 2 days after the first time I performed oral sex on my partner and the ulcers appeared within a day or two of that sensation first being present. I immediately started acyclovir, Lysine and a homeopathic HSV medication, so I’m not sure if that helped lessen the severity, but I only ended up with the 4 or 5 lesions. Because they were on my lips and my tongue, they looked more like ulcers and never developed the crust which is talked about (none of them were on regular skin). Since then, I have taken the daily acyclovir and have not had any further noticeable breakouts, although I did notice one or two occasions when my lips started to burn again, with the same sensation I had the first time around. No ulcers or blisters ever materialized with that episode, but again, I was taking acyclovir. I thought perhaps the acyclovir would create a false negative on the HSV-2 test.
So, essentially my questions are, given the length of time he has had HSV-2, the infrequency of any outbreaks he has, the fact that we are extremely careful to always use condoms and the fact that it appears I may have contracted HSV-2 orally the first time I was ever exposed to his genitals, what is the chance that I will contract it genitally?
BTW, you do a wonderful service and I have read a lot of what you have written on this subject because it seems as if you take a rational, practical and not dramatic approach to the whole virus issue whereas so many other sites seem to have incorrect and inflammatory material posted. Thanks very much!