I got the WB test done and received the results about a week ago.
HSV-1 negative for antibody
HSV-2 positive for antibody
Not what I was hoping for, but what I have been mentally preparing for.
I do have a few things I would like to ask for my remaining post.
For my own understanding,
When you talk about 10% transmission rate for unprotected intercourse (with no viral suppression meds)
does this mean the typical person is shedding 36 days a year and infection transmission is close to 100%?….
or are they shedding more frequently and the infection transmission rate is (50%, 25%, ??%)?
Do you have any advice on how early in a relationship to bring this up?
– there is clearly no point in bringing it up if I meet someone once that
I am not interested in but it also doesn’t feel right to hide it too long
from someone if we are both pretty interested….and for me there is some
risk of rejection at that point
Besides antivirals and condoms, are there other things either or both partners can do to reduce the
likelihood of transmission?… and no, abstinence is not really an option…LOL
in particular, I was wondering about things like
– supplements for immune system
– avoiding contact when either partner is feeling sick
chance of transmission is somewhat higher (10% vs 2-4%?) in male to female than female
to male, correct?
I want to double check one of my earlier statements in a previous post…
I said – HSV-2 is almost always genital so kissing and manual stimulation and oral both directions are ok
Your response was – Correct again.
So the risk of me transmitting HSV-2 (genital) to a partner from receiving unprotected oral is almost zero?