Thanks for your response.
You have definitely put me more at ease than before.
I just had one more question. I feel like it is repetitive but it is something I heard while talking to someone and just wanted to see how much truth was to it.
So as far as asymptomatic shedding goes, I have heard that for women, you shed from the labia, cervix, anus, (maybe vaginal canal?) and for men, it would be the anus, shaft and head of the penis.
However, when it comes to symptomatic shedding it can be wherever the lesion/sore is located.
So basically if I had a sore on my thigh or maybe my hip, that sore would be contagious and shed yes. But my thigh would not be a shedding site.
Is there any truth to this information?
Also, I have heard of men wearing boxers when they have sex with women who are HSV positive. I know that it is said that for those of us who have gHSV1 that after 2 years, plus condoms and antivirals that transmission is slim outside of having an outbreak.
Would wearing boxers be something that you suggest if someone were to have sex with me or would that be overkill?
I want to do my best to protect anyone that I have sex with. I have started talking to a few people and they are aware but I feel like I do not know what to tell them, or how and I feel like I do not know the best way to provide that information or lay it all out for them.
To sum it up:
1. Is it true that you shed from cervix, labia, and anus when asymptomatic and from those areas plus sores in random areas such as thigh when you are symptomatic?
2. As far as male protection goes if the person is 100% HSV negative, would wearing boxers during sex help lower transmission or would that be overkill?
I don’t think I have any more questions at the moment. I do want to say that you for your responses over the last month I believe. It has really helped me to calm down and eliminate some of the anxities that I have had since learning that I have this.
Thanks for all you do.