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1. For the question you asked before, yes my partner is not showing any symptoms. It has been 4 days since my condom broke during activity. I am not sure if she has got infected or not. I haven’t got her tested till date as she didn’t show any symptoms. What do you suggest ?
So is it correct that your partner has actually been tested and is negative for HSV 1? If she is wanting to know if this experience caused her to be infected, then she should wait at leat 8-10 weeks to get an IgG test.
2. Another thing I wanted to inform you that I got 5 to 6 outbreaks in first 6 months of exposure. It’s been 2 months since I have had any outbreaks. Coincidently, I took pills to increase my vitamin D and B12 levels. When I was about to finish my vitamin tablets course, I noticed my frequency of outbreaks started to reduce. I am not sure if it has any relation to herpes. What do you think ?
I think it is highly unusual that someone with HSV 1 would have 5-6 outbreaks in six months and I doubt that the vitamins have anything to do with the decrease in outbreaks.
3. My doctor here said that if I take one valtrex 500 mg tablet before 2 hours of sexual activity , then it will deactivate the virus. What do you think ?
I think that’s malpractice. We know that it takes 5 days of dosing with Valtrex to reach optimal level to reduce transmission.
4. I am not sure if it is there in my mouth as in the initial days of exposure I was tensed a lot and I don’t know if I have touched my mouth after touching my genitals. What would you suggest ?
I think without symptoms, if I were you, I would assume I am not infected orally.
5. Would there be any possibility to have got exposed to HPV along with HSV? I heard there are no HPV tests for men. What is your opinion on this ? I haven’t got any symptoms for HPV till date.
If you develop what looks like a wart in the genital area, you should have it evaluated. We know that the vast majority of sexually active people have had or do have HPV. There is no easily available test for HPV for men, that is correct.