Yes- I had a swab test done in July and it was positive for HSV2 (no values, just positive.) I just recently had some lab work done in early Feb where I was tested for everything, and now all of a sudden the blood tests are saying I also have HSV1 (I’ve had about 3 previous blood tests for HSV1 this year and they all came out negative, and all of a sudden now it’s positive even though my last partner is positive for HSV2 (I got it from him) and negative for HSV1 and I haven’t been physical in any way with anyone since he and I broke up in Sept.) I was hoping it was a false positive, but the number is higher than my HSV2 number.
My dr says that HSV1 isn’t an STI and I don’t have to worry so much about it. Since I don’t get cold sores and I’m on Valtrex, does this mean I don’t have to disclose before kissing a new partner, even for the purposes of scene work? I’m confused and concerned about how all of this works (and am still in shock from trying to process the HSV 2 diagnosis I received a few months ago. It kind of feels like I’m stuck in a holding pattern.)
Also to specify- I’ve been on Valtrex since my initial HSV2 diagnosis (which happened through the 1st and only outbreak I had back in July from my partner- I went to my gyn to get swabbed. There were no numbers from that test, just that I was positive for HSV2 and negative for HSV1. I’d also gotten tested the month before in June with both tests coming back negative with numbers less than .90 from blood tests.)
I’m concerned about pursuing a career as a performer if I have to do scene work that requires intimacy.