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Genital and Oral infection at same time? Did symptoms appear simultaneously?

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Ok. I am just devastated. I fee like a total idiot. I have been with my partner for nearly a year now. I am 34 and he is the 5th person I've ever been with. We've been friends for 10 years, and I knew about his H long ago. He is older than me and has had it for 15+ years. We were careful at first, but he is on suppressive therapy, and I guess we just got careless.

Well, just over a week ago we went away.. it was the night of the Obama win- great memories, eh?! We had both vaginal sex and I performed oral on him.

6 days ago I felt as if I had the flu... then 3 days ago I had irritation near my anus... it's the weekend of course, and we live in a very small town and I happen to know many of the health care people... so I'm waiting till Monday to call a clinic in a nearby city. I'm SURE it's genital H... positive.

My big worry (on top of a million others) is that I may have contracted it orally as well?? I have an awful sore throat and swollen glands.. I had a strep culture come back negative...

So, if you contracted both at the same time... did the oral symptoms appear at the same time as the genital?

Oh, I can't believe I let this happen to myself. ..... Please help.. I don't want to look like a monster- especially on my face!

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    • Gems
      ANd eight hours is on a surface...on a towel who knows. The eight hours was a quote off a thread a long time ago of worst case senerio. Obviously it doesnt survive double touching unless its some weird arse almost immediate thing off a shedding site and this is all WORST case scenerio. HSV shouldnt be treated with stigma...but for everyones well being it should be treated as carefully as poss. It is a highly contagious condition and can be difficult to diagnose and GP's will let you walk away thinking you are clear when you are not if you do not do your due diligence.    

      I knew more about it than the specialists at the hospital I was refereed to. 

    • Gems
      I have seen your advise on a few threads and to be honest while I am over careful at times you are not careful enough. This can absolutely happen and people should be well aware of the fact to prevent it from happening. I supposedly have good immunity on labs too. You just cant tell who will pick it up. It can live on surfaces for up to eight hours and towels that are wet and warm and that make micro abrasions when rubbed on skin are ways that transmission that can occur. You will often find out more by spending many hours reading on threads than your doctors. SO no it doesn't always just involve a cut on the skin. How do you think people get it else where.

      So please DO NOT swear at me as this is a possibility and this person should careful tick all his bases before ruling it out, cos on the rare case it is I wouldnt want his life totally ruined. Cos if it gets everywhere your life kinda is.

      It's called caring.       
    • Gems
      it happened to me i think i should know.; someone caught it off me off a towel. it bloody well happens.
    • WilsoInAus
      This is total BS and scaremongering. Please study further on here and elsewhere to learn a few more facts. 
    • Dutchy
      What about the side effects?

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