Ok so western blot thru ur clinic came back positive hsv 1 as I suspected it would.
So I still don’t know where and when I contracted it technically but I believe I have oral hsv1 and ghsv1 contracted at the same encounter. So I am extremely atypical I believe as I have no typical lesions and a lot of nerve pain and tingling and numbness…almost constant for a year. Seems to have subsided mostly now…I also had post viral syndrome from this infection so hard to say what symptom was from post viral syndrome and what from hsv1….I honestly believe it has disseminated in me but could be the post viral syndrome.
I have had eczema most of my life that appears as bumps…never had foliculitis but seems to be happening now unless it’s herpes but no fluid in anything below the waist…just red small bumps not in clusters with no red base. On thighs, tailbone area, bum. I also noticed a tiny cut one half inch below my belly button.
My oral symptoms include yellow crusted pimple behind left ear with a lot of numbness and tingling. I also appear to have sores in my scalp. Now it could be eczema but I highly doubt it as all these issues started at the same time.
So my question:
1) can I get take home pcr swabs mailed to canada…..is this a difficult process? It’s too hard to convince drs here to swab for anything atypical and also I have never had anyone swab internally in my cervix area although I have had examinations that have showed no lesions.
2). If it is disseminated, how risky am I with no fluid filled lesions if these tiny bumps are herpetic?
3) have u seen people get cut type sores on their abdomen or on thick skin rather than mucous membranes?
4) if u don’t shed from thick skin…u told me in a previous post but get sores on thick skinned areas…I don’t get it?
5) I had an encounter w ghsv2 male recently….we both were fooling around (no penetrative sex) I gave him a he and he ejaculated on my tummy….can e virus live in semen. His ob are on his testicles and he is taking aclivor….how much risk do I have here. We were kind of consoling eachother and we got carried away. I thought we were pretty safe and now I am worried about the semen….ugh.
Again, thank u for ur reply…..this question forum is a godsend and it is a wonderful service u are providing which helps ease anxiety and also keeps people informed which can also decrease the spread of the virus.