The biggest question I have is, if I am using a condom, taking antivirals and she has HSV1. What is your estimate of the risk she is in to get GHSV1?
Very close to zero. She already has what she’s worried about getting in a new location – HSV 1.
Am wondering if there is any documented evidence of someone having a cold sore themselves and touching their genitals and giving it to themselves? Wouldn’t the above be the same if we both have the exact same virus?
That would happen only when someone has a brand new infection. That is not the case with you guys.
If I touch my penis, no symptoms or outbreak and then put my finger in her vagina, what is the risk, if there was shedding going on, is there a risk I can infect my partner who has HSV1 and what about someone who doesn’t have HSV1..
If someone doesn’t have HSV 1, the risk is incredibly low and for her, way lower
I have read that some soaps and silicon lubes can act as a barrier when shedding is occuring, have you read any science on various things a man might apply to even further reduce risk of transmission?
Not that are currently available, no
My partner has a new partner. He also has HSV1. Is there a risk of her giving him GHSV1 from a blowjob?
Again, the same idea applies to him and to you and to her.
If he didn’t have HSV1. What are the % or likelihood of giving someone GHSV1 when not experiencing symptoms.
We don’t have that number but we do know that even if people have oral HSV 1 and don’t have any symptoms, there is a small risk of transmission