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renardbsn

Diagnosed with Genital HSV-1

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renardbsn

Myself and my fiance were just diagnosed with genital HSV-1(her swab test came back with HSV-1) and I started with symptoms. They put us on Valtrex for 10 days, with the possibility of repressive treatment for a year. I have browsed the site and I apologize if I'm asking something that is already there, but a few questions:

1. Is repression necessary? Or should we treat just outbreaks?

2. Can genital HSV-1 migrate to oral on its own or will it stay in genitals?

3. If we perform oral sex when we are shedding virus or on a unnoticed outbreak, can we then get HSV-1 in/on the mouth? Ideally would like to keep it down below if possible, instead of a double whammy. I see alot about getting genital HSV-1 from oral sex but not alot about getting oral HSV-1 from genital HSV-1. I would draw the conclusion that since it can spread to the hands and eyes and face through touching sores, that if we did oral sex while with sores then it could infect the mouth or face, but wanted to know what the experience or knowledge was.

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totalregret

I too have GHSV 1. Once you build antibodies (6 months to a year) you have significant protection of spreading it to other parts of the body. Also, GHSV 1 sheds a lot less then GHSV 2 so the chances of getting it when there is no outbreak present is quite low.

Are you sure neither of you have it Oral?

Also curious. What other symptoms do you both have? I have lower back and side pain. Wondering if you have similar?

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renardbsn

Thanks for the info. We are both experiencing side and back pain, some leg pain and joint. Feels alot like the flu, but its getting much better. Do you experience the pain all the time now or only during outbreaks?

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renardbsn

Also she has had low fevers and of course we both have the a few bumps. Are you on anti-virals? Docs are saying that the symptoms should go away after few days on them.

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totalregret

where on the side? lower back? mine is on the right side kinda at the hip bone and lower back.

not sure why but i have been experiencing pain most of the time. it comes and goes and doesn't seem to have anything to do with an outbreak. i think it's just my body getting used to the virus. i have oral HSV 1 as well...got hit with a double whammy!

i am on suppressive therapy because i was getting frequent oral outbreaks. but, i heard that GHSV 1 doesn't reoccur much, so if you just have genital you might be fine w/out it.

oh, with the initial infection i had low grade fevers and flu like symptoms as well. thought it was just the flu! ha! one can wish.

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lia

what to use

hope no one gets mad for me asking this but from reading the above.. im pretty sure i allowed the oral hs 1 to spread... what medications can i use...

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regret

valtrex or acylivor will help reduce the chances of transmission, but their is always a chance.. dont kiss anyone if you feel tingling or anything out of the ordinary, or if your having an outbreak, dont touch the area that is breaking out make sure you wash your hands with soap afterwards, the first year is when you can spread it to other parts of your body..

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archer

Hey, i also have genital herpes type 1. And since July 2012, I had sore throats, tonsillitis, and high fever every 3 weeks or so.. Do you experience the same? I am really worried..

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