Thank you for your quick response!
Yes, I have had other partners aside from my husband but that was over 8 years ago. I was tested because we decided to open our marriage. What is the likelihood of transmitting and shedding this to a new partner after having this for at least 8 years?
I’m having a hard time accepting this but explaining this to a new person I think is going to be even more difficult at first so I want to get as much info as possible of the actual risks.
So to my understanding so far, oral sex is still relatively safe with Hsv 2 but genital to genital has some risk?
I read in another one of your studies in discordant couples that hsv 2 acquisition for the infected partner on Valaciclovir was only in 1.9% of couples and symptomatic in 0.5%. But the Hsv 2 positive partner at least had some days with symptoms. I have none so I wonder if it could be lower…
Im just trying to get my new partner script together. I want to be honest but want to bring some sort of comfort.
So there’s no way to tell if it’s shedding genitally? When it pops up on my finger, if it was genital as well, wouldn’t there be genital symptoms at the same time as the finger? Can I be swabbed then for both finger and genitals even with no genital symptoms?