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Question about unprotected Sex amongst partners with Herpes

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If we're both diagnosed with the same type of Herpes, what harm is there in unprotected sex? (considering we're both faithful).

My girlfriend has signs of herpes on her genitals, we've had unprotected sex when we didn't know what the symptoms were. I've never had any signs of herpes on my genitals, only some blisters on my chest and knuckles.

My doctor said my test showed sign of herpes in the past. (inactive) but I've never had any ob's on my genitals. (Yes I'm waiting for the test, 2 weeks queue line).

So if we both got HSV-2 (worst case scenario), she has it on her genitals, and I have it in my body, can we still have unprotected sex without me getting it on my genitals and she getting it on her face? considering intercourse and oral sex.

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If you both have hsv2 then there probably wouldn't be a risk of it spreading to another area because you both have antibodies. Just don't have sex when there is an active outbreak.

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yeah should be OK you should use condoms anyway to reduce the risk of catching other STDs.

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    • WilsoInAus
      But you were probably also exposed to HSV-1,2,3,4,5,6ab,7,8. There are also about 80 other human viruses and you would have been exposed to a dozen of those. There are tens of different bacteria that also transmit during sexual activity. There are also hundreds of possible  causes generated with your body.  
    • RainyDay2
      The sad part is I was exposed to HSV 2 so judging by what information Im told, If I had herpes mine would almost definitely show up on an IGG test by now.  Supposedly I’d have less than an 8% chance of it not showing up on a blood test. All I can do is go off the information Im given.   My thing is this: I need to know what is causing this.  If the medical world wants to tell me that I dont have herpes, fine.  What is it that I have then? And how do I get rid of it? Otherwise, being negative for herpes means nothing to me.  Because Im still positive for something, and they cant even figure out what the hell it is! Because my body definitely changed after I was exposed to it.  
    • WilsoInAus
      That’s incorrect for recent infections where it nears 100%. Those people have a positive swab.
    • WilsoInAus
      Herpes is not some default magic rabbit that comes out of the hat and makes sense out of the irrational.
    • MikeIke
      @RainyDay2 i am about to pull out the big bht guns. Hey if i can get rid of the symptoms forever and never blow positive, ill take it. My other thought was hpv but i know i was exposed. The last clinician i saw definitely thought my lip things looked herpetic and sajd she's seen urethral herpes before too.    Igg can be forever negative in some, i have heard hsv1 has less accuracy with igg

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