Thank you for your reply.
I haven’t had a cold sore in well over a decade.
I don’t have unprotected sex in general, so that’s not something I’d be doing regardless of someone’s HSV status.
I just am not sure if I can give someone the symptomatic presentation of herpes (type 2) even though I (possibly) have it asymptomatically. I wasn’t sure if symptomatic people are the only ones who can pass on symptoms or if a partner could get symptoms from me even though I don’t ever get them?
If I do end up being positive for it; I want to know how likely it is that someone could cause me to have symptoms if I sleep with someone (protected) who has GHSV 2 but who experiences symptoms. I don’t know if that’s possible or not if I already have it asymptomatically myself. Would that protect me from becoming symptomatic?
I recently met someone who believes he may have herpes (he had one bump and had burning when he peed, no itching or pain). He tested negative but his former partner tested positive (never told him which type she had). I don’t want to count him out necessarily even if I don’t already have type 2. I honestly think due to the mild presentation that it’s more likely he doesn’t have it at all or he has very mild type 1. Initial outbreaks are usually god awful though, so I am hesitant to automatically assume it’s herpes.
However, after dealing with this whole ordeal, I don’t want to avoid someone just because they have herpes type 2. I still have type 1, regardless. I just want to be safe about it and know what my risks of becoming symptomatic are if I engage with someone with type 2. I’d like to avoid symptoms if possible.
He is going for testing to confirm for sure which type he may have soon (this whole thing only occurred within the last few months with his ex, so only one possible “outbreak” thus far).
- This reply was modified 3 months, 3 weeks ago by SapphireSwthrt. Reason: Forgot to include the answer to the question regarding oral outbreaks