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Hey Guys,

I contracted G-HSV1 in November last year. Today I am talking to my sister who hasn't seen me for a good year or so and has had a few health issues of her own (Non herpes related). She says ''Do you get cold sores?'' and I said ''Do you?'' at which point she said ''I remember a few years back you use to get them all the time'' and I said ''I couldn't remember but use to get what I thought was chapped lips all the time''.

Looking back maybe I had oral HSV-1 many years before my G infection.


Looking at my first test results for G-hsv1 will it tell me whether or not I had it before or will it be off the scale because of the new infection?

(I'd like to know as I have negative feelings towards the person who I think gave this to me but it could be I had this all along and may have easily infected someone else in the same way I got infected)

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It depends on what type of test you had

If you had a blood test within 12 weeks of when you think you were affected and it came back positive, that means you already had it. Blood tests look for antibodies against the virus, and it takes your body at least 12 weeks to make them. So if your test was prior to 12 weeks and it found antibodies then you already had it.

Did you know there is a support group in London for people with Herpes?

41 North Road

London N22 7TQ

United Kingdom

Tel:44 (0) 20 7609 9061 Website: www.herpes.org.uk

The one in Atlanta really helped me cope with having this disease.

Good luck!


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Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm almost positive that it's impossible to get hsv-1 genitally if you already have it orally, unless you self infect within that first window of getting the oral hsv-1 (which I've heard is about 4 months or so). After that your body is supposed to have enough antibodies that it is impossible to get the same virus in a completely different location. Therefore it would be impossible for you to have oral hsv-1 years ago and then get it genitally just this past year.

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Wishing Well,

It hard to say if that was just chapped lips or herpes. It would be too late to tell test wise if you had it a long time ago or last November.

If you did get it years ago, you probably would not get it genitally unless an active cold sore was involved.

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I was told that 50% of all people blood test positive within 30 days for HSV 1. I have HSV 1 and tested positive w/in that period.

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Wishing Well

Hey Guys, thanks for the posts.

I had a test within 7 days of when I suspect I contracted it so hoping I can get a copy of my results from my GP when I go in later this week.

Will let you guys know.

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