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HSV-1 Oral to Genital?

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I was recently diagnosed with genital herpes. I know I got it from my boyfriend who has HSV1 oral (from oral sex). It is in my genitals. I don't have it on my mouth at all. Does this mean I have HSV 1 genital? When I went to the doctor they just told me I tested positive for herpes. They never specified which type. If my boyfriend has HSV 1 oral can that turn into HSV 2 genital or do I most likely have HSV 1 genital?

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elmerette

From the info you provided, I would guess hsv1 genital. There is no way to know for sure unless you get a type specific test. Hope this helps.

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elmerette

And also, type 1 can't morph into type 2. Sorry I forgot to mention that.

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