Jump to content
World's Largest Herpes Support Group
Sign in to follow this  
lilly90

Cold Sores

Recommended Posts

lilly90

Hello all! Thanks for being here. I contracted H about 8 months ago. The initial ob was a couple blisters downstairs and a cold sore. Since then, I've had a couple obs, only a cold sore, no genital symptoms. Blood tests came back negative twice (yes I waited the proper amount of time) but I'm living life as a positive person. From all the research I've done, it seems as though I have type 1 but here's the problem...I don't know how to approach the dating thing.

1. I don't want to contract another type of H.

2. I would like to try the non-h dating world (internet dating). When I have the talk with someone, what do I tell them? "I'm convinced I have Herpes but my tests are negative" or "I get cold sores...how do you feel about that?

I'm sort of in a pickle because I'm going on assumptions. I know I have oral HSV but don't know what happened to the genital stuff. If I don't know what I'm dealing with, how do I make someone else understand? Any advice??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
artgirl87

You should wait until it's been at least a year and then test again. I think thats the longest I've heard anyone say it takes to test positive. If it has been a year and you're still testing negative, then you don't have it. I mean thats just not possible...if its not showing up in your bloodwork then its just not there. Other things like yeast infections or BV irritation can look like herpes, and as for the coldsores that could have just been acne. My mom gets coldsores and at one point she thought she had somehow spread them to above her upper lip on the skin because what she had there looked like a big coldsore..and she went to the derm and he said it was adult acne brought on by really bad stress.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
talesofagirl
You should wait until it's been at least a year and then test again. I think thats the longest I've heard anyone say it takes to test positive. If it has been a year and you're still testing negative, then you don't have it. I mean thats just not possible...if its not showing up in your bloodwork then its just not there. Other things like yeast infections or BV irritation can look like herpes, and as for the coldsores that could have just been acne. My mom gets coldsores and at one point she thought she had somehow spread them to above her upper lip on the skin because what she had there looked like a big coldsore..and she went to the derm and he said it was adult acne brought on by really bad stress.

I'm going to disagree here. HSV1 doesn't show up in something like 10% of tests that should be positive. Did your doctor think it was herpes? What made you think it was herpes?

Since no tests have show up positive, you probably are not obligated to tell a partner anything. But if you're certain it was herpes, it was most likely type 1. Type 2 isn't known to have the same testing problem. And I'd have any new partner tested. Odds are good that they already have type 1. If not, then explain transmission rates, etc. But type 1 is very common.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
lilly90

My doc took one look at it and said it was Herpes. I kinda knew it based on the textbook symptoms I had and the fact that Valtrex was very effective in treating it. I know tests can be wrong so I think I might just wait and be tested again. Weird being in between two worlds though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
makanese

I'm in the same situation (waiting on tests, diagnosed then not, negative than waiting) on a probable?? ghsv-1 infection

I always wonder, will h-peeps know what I mean if I say 437737-1?

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
      68,580
    • Total Posts
      458,214
  • Posts

    • Tomanyob
      I to have one outbreak after another. Never been tested but I know I have it . I would love advice on how to help with lesions on my labia.  Those hurt the worst and last the longest .  I have found if I take a pin and pop the ones on the regular skin and cover them with coconut oil salt scrub ,it drys them up and almost gone immediately and dont spread near as bad .  As I said I have lesions now and I cant seem to make them better . They hurt so bad .   I am new to this and have no idea how I got it. Been with the same person for years . 
    • Hatinithelp
      So I can do the keto diet for 3 days an it will be inactive??
    • Hatinithelp
      I jus recently found out I have hsv. The first test came back negative they said it was jock itch but I had another lil spot pop up in the crease of my leg an that came back positive. I was so broken at that moment. That someone couldn’t have told me so we could have took actions to prevent me from getting it. I understand well all have it but some people’s is active an some people’s aren’t. I have some questions tho. Ever since I have been diagnosed I have been getting these lil spots poppin up on my legs knuckles an other places that itch tremendously bad idk if it’s bc I’m overly paranoid bc I’ve found out I have this or if there is something else wrong w me   I’m embarrassed to go to the doc about it this has really put me into a deep depression an I found this site hoping to get answers an support on how to deal with this I was praying that maybe this was all a bad dream but unfortunately I was wrong. Please help 
    • blurneworder
      Same thing happened to me not long after having unprotected sex.  I have not tested positive for HSV, but I experience what you are in that area
    • Optimistic46
      Diagnosed a year ago. Tried suppression therapy to no avail. Dr prescribed 500mg Valtrex increased to 1000g no help. Two HIV test negative. The worst experience ever. Tried oil of oregano, olive leaf extract, lysine, Multi vitamin. Just read because I’m peri menopausal it might be hormones. Outbreaks are constant hsv 2.  If anyone can can relate, I’m pleading for insight.
×

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.