I have a few follow up questions.
First, I have both OHSV1 and GHSV1, as noted in previous dialogue it’s IGG confirmed only. Not swab confirmed. I know it’s both sites because I experienced my primary infection in the perineal area. My primary had no lesions, only redness and strong stinging/burning. Orally, I only get rash above my lip. Also, I am male and my partner is female and negative for both types of hsv
With that, I’m on 1g daily suppressive and reaching 1 year of being hsv1 positive.
Since I get rash/flare ups above lips & inside nose irration and no other traditional lesions genitally included, my question are about viral shedding absent of lesions for GHSV1 and both flareup/viral shedding for OHSV1.
1- If my partner wants to perform oral sex on me, how much of a risk is it to perform oral on me while I’m on suppressive.
2- Should I take a high dose like 2g before allowing her to perform oral)
My GHSV1 seems very quite, just 2-3 flare ups all year and haven’t had one since November. Id like to receive oral sex but don’t want to if there is risk.
3- I’ve read conflicting info on transmission. I drool a lot when I sleep. Does my pillow pose a risk?
4- How about if I wake up don’t shower and I drool all over my pillow and it likely touches every part of my face and hair?
I ask this because the conflicting info.
Regarding kissing, I break out or have herpic irritation frequently which has been difficult all year for me. Since increasing to 1g I experienced less occurrence and irritation. But get at least 1-2 my minor flare ups.
5- When is it safe for me to kiss? Again, I experience burning above my lip and inside my nose on and off all the time.
6- do you have any leads to swab testing for shedding?