› Forums › Herpes Questions › Is current boyfriend likely my giver of HSV-1 on face, genitals, and eye? › Reply To: Is current boyfriend likely my giver of HSV-1 on face, genitals, and eye?
I don’t believe for a moment that you had dormant infection for years. It is completely within the range of normal that you would have an index value of 5.92 six weeks after new infection. What your boyfriend describes as spots that he treats with Carmax sounds like typical oral herpes to me. Herpes often happens inside the nostril and people don’t realize but that is actually HSV one. We know that people who have we recurrently symptomatic outbreaks of cold sores on the left or in the nose shed virus from the mouth on about 25% of days swabbed, even when the lesions are present. In my mind, this is a classic case of you acquiring both genital and oral HSV one infection from a new partner. I can only imagine how distressing these very dramatic symptoms must have been for you. And then in addition, getting weird medical advice. The swab test done should most certainly have been typed when it was done. This is a very clear CDC recommendation. It is completely reasonable for you to assume that you have both oral and genital HSV one infection. Although this is troubling I am sure for you, it does not mean that you need to and the relationship with this person, right? Your recurrences of the genital infection should be infrequent and if you have frequent recurrences of the oral infection, you can begin daily oral antiviral therapy.