Thank you. I would like a little more clarification on my first question though. I am not worried about getting ghsv1 and hsv2 at the same time (as I’ve already had ghsv1 for 6+ months without hsv2 that I know of). I’m wondering how common it is to have both ghsv1 and hsv2 present in the same area (genitally).
OK, now I understand. I have seen this happen but rarely.
Have you seen someone with both symptomatic ghsv1 and genital hsv2 in your practice?
Yes, but very rarely indeed
Is it common to contract hsv1 genitally and then also contract hsv2 genitally later on?
I don’t think it is common but possible.
The thing is, people with HSV 1 often contract HSV 2 without big symptoms or any symptoms at all so it is difficult to say for certain without accurate antibody testing.