Do you know which type she has? Given that she's had it for about 20 years and if she suppresses the virus very well as in has not had any outbreaks for a while she is pretty low risk. If she uses medication and you use condoms that brings that down to about 2% risk at any rate. But you'll get some good information here and ask questions if you have any but I guess you always have to keep in mind that there is a risk and you have to be prepared to take it.
Glad I found this forum!
I started dating a wonderful gal about 6 weeks ago and on our 4th date she revealed to me that she contracted herpes about 20 years ago. We haven't been intimate, yet, partly because of timing and partly because of my hesitancy. I'm going to peruse the forum some before I ask any specific questions but thanks in advance!
Some people just get very different symptoms. All as I know for me is that they become itchy and scab a certain way that is different to a pimple. . And they do hurt differently to a pimple that scabs and get sore. Usually they will appear in the same spot but can be in a different area within the genital region. I guess I wouldn't worry too much because if it does come up to be a herpes outbreak it certainly won't be as bad as your first outbreak and you can treat it pretty quickly with antivirals or just let it heal itself whistle tea tree oil for example but if you're in a relationship you do want to be aware of what is viral shedding and what is a normal itch. . Look at it is going to turn into an outbreak it won't be as bad as your first and also you Can Heal it pretty quickly with antiviral meds or even applying tea tree oil for example but if you were in a relationship you need to be aware that it could be viral shedding. Eventually you will get to know your own symptoms
Ive been on here many times, being told many times i do not have hsv2. But i just cannot move on.. Im sorry for bothering u all but i just dont know how to move on. Tested negative igg 2 days, 4 week swab, igg neg at 10 weeks and 16 weeks/120 days. I think the swab may have been too late, they were pre existing bumps that never went away but then suddenly caused some pain and then later erupted and there was blood and some pus I believe. I feel like it wasnt herpes but idk. I had some red bump 2 weeks after exposure on my penis. It didnt seem to have pus, never saw it pop or anything. Took 4 weeks to fully go away, didnt hurt to touch after awhile and it just became darker and then disappeared but idk if it scabbed. Then weeks later i had another bump, it was yellow and looked it couldve had pus. I examined it closely and saw the hair in it, concluding it was an ingrown hair. After 4 days it disappeared only leaving a red area for a day or 2. Then a few weeks later another bump like it showed up but disappeared the same day i found it. Month later, yellow smaller one on my thigh, 4 days or so the yellowness disappeared but left a dark red spot. Then last week i had a yellow bump that was kinday itchy and kinda hurted touch on my shoulder. Few days and all was left was a dark red area. The only thing i can rule this out to be now, is that o have recurring folliculitis due to my increased stress and anxiety causing problems for my immune system to effectively stop folliculitis outbreaks. Ive never had things like this on my body before. Idk i hear 3 months is indeed conclusive but reading other posts and their info and contradicting results, it scares me. I am trying to get past this. Ik my type of exposure is low or no risk but idk. This experience has been so very traumatizing for me. What do u think this all can be if not herpes? Im sorry wilsoinaus if u read this, i just dont know, im just struggling so much to get past this..
Lisajd, Is it possible for recurring outbreaks to not itch, tingle, burn, or hurt at all? If so, how likely? My trouble with differentiating is that my pimples seem to itch very minutely also scab over.
yes, I also think it depends on the source of your previous outbreaks?
For me, I got outbreaks on my upper thigh, so when/if my upper thigh is exposed to the sun for an extended period, a rash will start to form.