Thanks again, Terri!
I feel much more confident in figuring out how to talk with new partners about this from your straightforward and clear answers.
Thanks for creating this shared space so we can all learn from each other as well as you with up to date data 🙂
Thank you for your thorough response to my questions!
I am not sure if I need to pay again to ask these, if so, I’m happy to retroactively take care of that…just let me know!
A couple nitty gritty questions remain:
– can ohsv1 be transmitted via saliva while an asymptomatic shedding event is occurring orally? For example if using saliva (spit) as lube on my partner for a hand job- no contact with inside the mouth of infected, just saliva of infected used externally.
– can ghsv1 be spread via semen/ genital secretions, poop or blood? (For example, if infected is fingered by not infected, then not infected puts finger in their mouth/ touches their genitals)
– can antivirals be used on an as needed basis for sexual activity or do they need to be taken daily regardless of activity to be effective when needed? Not needed for ob in this case, just to minimize transmission from asymptomatic shedding events to partners.
That oughta do it for a while for me… so glad you are so committed to integral information on this stuff! Thank you again.