1.I’m wondering if you think it would be worth getting screened via an igg test for hsv1 and hsv2 as a baseline now and seeing what the results are?
The problem with that idea is all the false positives we see on the IgG tests. You could do the test but if it is positive, you cannot count on the results.
2.I know that my friend still has outbreaks at least a couple of times per year and had them even more frequently in the first few years after contracting the virus. Would this make it more likely to be hsv2 genitally rather than hsv1 genitally?
3.Can hsv2 be present both genitally and orally in one person?
yes, but normally it is HSV 2 genitally and HSV 1 orally if they have both
4.Is it correct that saliva has antiviral properties which could protect against contracting the virus up to a certain volume?
Not that I know of, no
5..If the person does have oral hsv, now that it’s 10 days after the incident and I don’t have any cold sores do you think it’s unlikely that I have gotten hsv from this incident?
I think it is very unlikely, yes
- This reply was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by Terri Warren.