Jump to content
World's Largest Herpes Support Group
Sign in to follow this  
HSVcurious

Genital herpes due to HSV-1

Recommended Posts

HSVcurious

I have read that about 50% of primary outbreak cases of genital herpes are caused by HSV-1. Wow, this suprised me as the figures are huge and probably millions of americans are infected with genital herpes caused by HSV-1.

My questions are, do they reoccur frequently, or the breakouts keep coming back for a small percentage of prople. While many would only get primary outbreaks and hardly anything after that.

Is not having oral sex the only way of not passing the infection to others.

"Roughly speaking, HSV-2 causes 90% and HSV-1 causes 10% of all genital herpes. Herpes simplex virus is a linear double-stranded DNA virus.

Now I am really confused, so which is the right fact. Is HSV-1 about 50% of genital herpes or 90%? "

Thank you

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ntdc

HSV-1 is thought to be the cause of about 50% of all new cases of genital herpes as of the most recent CDC study (2006).

Since this is a relatively new trend it makes sense that overall these may only account for 10% of GH cases, especially since many already have pre-existing HSV-1 infections orally.

The problem with this is really genital HSV-1 is harder to study because most people are tested through blood testing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
HSVcurious

Alright thanks, I read from Medhelp and advice from Hunter Handsfield, that GSHV-1 recurs on 40% of the people infected, and about 1 maybe twice in a year. He also mentioned that after the second year there will be no more outbreaks for most people. So is GHSV-1 a problem for a small number of people?

Also I read in a literature that only 5% of HSV-1 seek medical attention in adulthood, does this also mean that only 5% are severely affected by GSHV-1 while most dont have a problem.

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
HSVcurious

Well according to Medhelp the trend of GHSV-1 is that 40% of the people infected will only encounter an outbreak once, 50% will have about 1-2 outbreaks for a few years(2-3 years) then maybe far apart such as 5 to 10 years later and probably for many none at all after that.

And the remaining 10% will have on-going problems with outbreaks.

Are there any sources which can confirm the above trend?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
foxyloxy25

Another study found that 78% of primary genital herpes outbreaks are now caused by hsv-1!

http://www.urotoday.com/browse_categories/sexually_transmitted_disease/hsv1_may_be_dominant_cause_of_genital_herpes.html

This is the US rates: another study of the UK estimated that among young women hsv-1 causes 70-90% of primary genital herpes outbreaks.

In fact I live in the UK and I know three other women here with genital herpes - and we ALL have hsv-1 not hsv-2.

I have read that on average hsv-1 will only recur in 50% of people and that on average people will only have one outbreak every two years. However, I and the people I know have all had more than one outbreak.

Though plenty of people do have few outbreaks, there is still a significant minority with genital hsv-1 that get regular outbreaks. I get 6-8 outbreaks per year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

Advertisement

Try a Lysine supplement for cold sores

  • The Hive is Thriving!

    • Total Topics
      68,232
    • Total Posts
      455,405
  • Posts

    • floydmonk
      I had my first outbreak in June, very close to the date of your post. I healed up before the end of the month and it was about as many as you mentioned. I have gHSV1. The test was done on the left under the head of my penis because I had mostly healed by the time I made it to the doctor. There has been pain ever since in that one spot, but there hasn’t been any outbreaks. There are visible red spots that seem to linger forever. I’m a little concerned about this. Overall I’m lu it it is bite type 2 and I am doing my best to manage it. I hope you are doing well also since June. My wife and I (who I think I got it from) use condoms to prevent her from contracting it genitally. It’s a much more serious problem for women than men, as it can be internal for them and affect childbirth. Condoms are critical until a cure comes around, and there looks to be promising research. Hope you are well.    
    • floydmonk
      I have been suffering from nerve pain after my first outbreak in June. Today I tried a charlotte’s web salve product and it took the pain away. I wouldn’t use it during an active outbreak though for risk of spreading it.
    • Quest
      Unfortunately that is the most common place men get infected!
    • Quest
      They are not the yardstick that you measure your worth with! It also tells you something about each and every one of them! To the ones you treated you well before I would personally talk to them and see if that was actually what he said to them? Maybe he said something different?
    • AnonF
      I just disclosed to a man who works in the medical field and he didn't make a big deal at all. He shared his sti results w me I didn't see HSV1 on the test report, so I asked him about it and that opened up the discussion. The discussion of it was maybe 2 sentences tops. That was reassuring. We've since had sex and there was no hesitation or weirdness. So I recommend dating people w medical knowledge
×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.