Hi T.T., Sorry about your diagnosis. You are going through the initial stage of shock and grief. As you research and ask questions you will gradually move to acceptance and how to have a happy life despite H. It takes a little time to get there but you will get there. So today you may cry and feel sad but tomrrow you will smile again and be happy again and even laugh.
Don't let the negative get to you. This is a virus that millions have and live with. You are still the person you were before this. The best you is still developing.
You have plenty of people here who can offer you support, understanding and friendship.
Hang in there Teacher!
The main reason is the extensive array of nerve endings so close to the surface of the skin that occurs within a mucous area such as the vagina.
The virus needs to live and find a nerve ending and the vagina is much more suited to this than the penis!
I think your doctors are pragmatically right and have the odds well and truly in their favour.
Let's recap on some key points:
- you may already have HSV-1 orally already hence cannot practically become infected genitally with HSV-1
- if infected, you will have an outbreak at the site entry (at least) within 2-10 days and not a separate site like the thigh.
These points alone are enough to virtually eliminate the possibility.
The only thing here is imaginitis as my doctor puts it!
I got oral hsv from a drinking glass that was shared and passed around during a drinking game with friends back in the day. So I can imagine acquiring hsv from sharin anything that has come in contact with a mouth that's having obs or shedding. But I believe there's a time constraint because the virus will eventually die outside of the body.
But @Luvtwinkie...I think one year is a long time for intial symptoms to manifest. Doesn't sound like hsv unless maybe you feel tingling sensations or maybe if your lips feel swollen. If not, then doesn't sound like hsv
There are only two reasons to take daily antivirals, one is if you get frequent or bad outbreaks, which you don't and the other is if you have skin to skin contact with someone who does not have it. So unless you are in a relationship, let your body get used to fighting this virus on its own.
Hey i am new here so i am trying to get into the debate. I was diagnosed withb hsv1 six months ago. A girl gave it to me. I don't know if she knew she had it or not because we broke up. My first OB was horrible. It was painful mainly in the inside of my mouth and it went away a few weeks later. I have never taken any medication. After my first OB I noticed that i have only minor OBS every 2 months and they are barely noticeable. Now question is: Should I start taking medication or do let my immune system do its job?
but if you did have it all along it easier for a man to give to woman.but honestly the ex was prolly lying the whole time and had it you said he was cracking jokes all the time red flag right there and you noticed his bumpy penis red flag right there.unless you actually seen these results with your own two eyes its very likely one is lying and it sounds like the ex who you suspect.