I'm out of the country now and it's been three months since my last IgG (tested negative for both 1 and 2).
Ive experienced tingling in my urethra too (original site of infection according to Doctor I saw back then) so I guess it spread to my oral area too during the incident.
Really? Could you describe your outbreaks? How high on your pain scale would you say? When I press on mine it feels like I'm pressing a pimple but it isn't excruciating.
Also, how long do the outbreaks last and do you experience any prodrome symptoms?
I was diagnosed 3 weeks ago with hsv-2 and I keep reading that this can be transmitted orally. If I'm seeing someone I can't give it to them when I kiss them on the mouth can I? Isn't it direct contact on the genitals only? Please help and thank you!!
I hate to say it but I don't think there are many of us that ended up on this forum looking for a "vaccine." I tend to skip articles about "promising vaccines" unless it mentions a therapeutic potential. I don't want to know how everyone else will be saved and how herpes will be a thing of the past once all of us who have it now have passed away. There has to be some how, some way that we can get rid of this thing...
I sure hope not! HSV-2 prefers the genital region, and plus, you already have it, making the risk very low of getting it orally from the genitals. I would say it is not out of the question at all, just maybe during outbreaks because that could be painful. Very unlikely you'd contract GHSV-2 orally with a positive couple (always small possibility, but doubtful.)
Ok, so next time anything like that even begins to form, you may, if you wish, go to a doctor and ask (or demand, if necessary) a herpes culture. Then, if you'd like, you can get a herpes IgG blood test, as well. Herpes does present atypically, but I'm still very unconvinced that you have HSV, given your description. If you do, you don't have it genitally. Countless people have oral HSV-1. No biggie.