Do you have any opinion on snot/mucus from the nose transferring to the genitals by touch and causing GHSV1? Would this be possible if I have an established OHSV1 infection? Is snot an effective carrier of HSV1?’
It is not an effective carrier of virus and since you have an established oral infection, that is very unlikely
I am still a bit confused about how likely it is to get GHSV1 if you have an established OHSV1 infection (autoinoculation). Opinions I have read online seem to be 50/50 about whether it is possible or not.
It can happen when someone has a new infection and an immune response has not been established but extremely unlikely after you’ve had the infection for about three months.
I currently take a lot of precautions to avoid GHSV1 and don’t know if I’m being too extreme. Currently:
– I wash my hands thoroughly every time I use the toilet, cold sore or not
– I do not sit on public toilets
– I don’t engage in any oral sexual contact other than kissing mouth to mouth.
Yes, you seem to be very worried about getting genital HSV 1 after already having oral HSV 1.
Not a bad idea in general to wash your hands after using the toilet.
If you are willing to give up receiving oral sex for this concern, I find that sad but your call. If I were you, I wouldn’t give this a second thought!