Do a swab and have it test for both hsv 1 and hsv 2. If you do bloodwork later make they test for both. Always get copies of the test results. Most drs not very educated on herpes. Get prescription for valtrex or other antvirals. You are no alone
The first person I met after getting H said she had it, too. We now live too far apart for anything serious. But what a shocker. The very first person. And she said she only found out through a test she went for at random with a friend. Otherwise no symptoms. I totally believe the % estimates.
Clunt, it's great to hear that you never had any further outbreak. I wonder what keeps you in these forums? did you get hsv 2 or 1?
The Doctor didn't swab them. I will ask to swab them but not sure if they'll agree to do it.
I see Valtrex is a drug, why is it necessary? In what day after exposure did you start taking it? what would be the difference compared to something topical such as zubirex? Personally pills never sound to me like something I'd like to deal with, at least not on constant basis. Right now I'm applying 2 times a day Povidone-iodine on the blisters.
On one hand I feel I need some validation from my closer friends that it is normal, but on other hand I'm afraid that a friend can tell something about it to a less closer friend and that it will spread around.
I read that during the first outbreak the virus is doing is way to the nerve system, I wonder if there's some way to block it from getting there, if it still didn't settle?
Also I don't have much appetite. did you went on some special diet?
Lisajd, I suppose most chances are it is hsv2, just because it is more popular. my Blood test was for HERPES HSV2 IgG.
What could it possible be if not herpes at all? I was negative for syphilis as well, by doing a TREPONEMA SCR./TPHA test.
The girl did gave me unprotected oral, but I don't remember noticing any blisters in her mouth, and also my blisters showed only on the scrotum, which is the part that isn't protected by a condom. If it would have been due to the oral, I guess it wouldn't have shown only on the scrotum.
And even if it HSV1, would the treatment be different?
I can text her, don't know her well enough, and not sure how it could help. I'm already angry at myself for meeting her in first place. perhaps she doesn't even know she has it.
It is unusual for genital herpes to affect the lower abdomen and stomach. But that is where shingles can show. Shingles is called herpes zoster. zoster means 'belt' in Greek. That's why shingles is called herpes zoster, because it usually affects the area where you where a belt on your pants.
It might be shingles? Did you have chicken pox as a child?
The main areas for shingles is the stomach/waist and chest. IGM/IGG tests can often confuse between HSV and Shingles if a person has had exposure to herpes zoster (shingles)
Now we see the real you! Make your question more specific next time tuff guy online! It only takes one more article apparently! What are you so mad about tuff guy, you really didn't know something and now your embarrassed!
If you have sores you should get a swab test or get bloods in 12 weeks again. If its hsv you need to know if its hsv1 or 2. This is important to understand. The virus is about your inmune system so staying fit and healthy body and mind is key. The amount of obs also is individual and if its hsv1 they are less frequent anyway. There are risks but again hsv1 genital is lower as is shedding which is what you were reading about. No symptoms but active virus. Basically less obs equals less shedding equals less risk. Meds and condoms reduce risk too. You can still date.
First of all i suggest you get tested and find out for sure if its herpes. A visual is not sufficient proof.
Did the girl give you oral? Do you know her enough to ask if she has hsv