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

question about transmission

Recommended Posts

SirRuskin

hi there i had an outbreak some months ago and my gynie did an oral inspection and said it looked like herpes. i had a blood test done a few days ago and now she says i had the disease but am now immune to it so i cant get it again and i also cant pass it on to anyone else. this contradicts everything i have read online so i am now really confused! can anyone help?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
GntiNh

Unfortunately some doctors are not up to speed with HSV. Have a look at the panel on the right under prevention and spreading. Which type of HSV are you?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
HunniBunni

How do you know?

How do you find out what form of Herpes you have? is it a blood test? And are any of them not sexually transmitted?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SirRuskin
Unfortunately some doctors are not up to speed with HSV. Have a look at the panel on the right under prevention and spreading. Which type of HSV are you?

Hi

Thanks for the reply, i am not sure what type i am i have an appointment next month with my doctor and then i will find out, i had a genital outbreak but it was only one and it is now seven months later and i have not had another one (thankfully) i suspect it may be type one though, my husband has had cold sores before but never anything genital. although he refuses to believe that it could possibly have come from him, so it is making my marriage very diffucult at the moment. we have been together 17 years but he had three wives before me and i had one relationship before him so it could have come from anywhere. sorry just venting a bit it is about the only place i can.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
GntiNh

Vent away that partly why the site was set up. Many members don't have anyone they can turn to.

I didn't know until I got hs that coldsores were hs. Would he look at the information on the panel on the right?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SirRuskin

hi, no he is not interested in anything i have to say at present, in fact he is convinced that i am having affairs with every guy i happen to talk to more than once. we started a new business and i have had to work with public more where as before i worked from home and hardly ever saw anyone. now he is jealous of the friendships i have developed with my male co-workers (even the gay one) and any other male friend i might happen to dance or party with. i have explained to him that hs can lie dormant for years and that 70+% of people dont even know that they have it, but he only believes that the first outbreak occurs 2 - 10 days after infection, so i must have slept with someone else over christmas-new year, he also refused to go for a blood test to see if he has the antibodies or not -at the time, so even if he goes now and has them he will just say he got it from me. anyway i will just have to try sort it out, dont quite know how and its looking like my marriage is on the line, but thanks for listening.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SirRuskin

as far as i understand, you have to do a blood test to find out the type, unless you have an active outbreak then they can take a scraping and send it away. and it is only spread by physical contact, either by kissing or oral-genital, or genital-genital contact. mostly only when the virus is active but can also happen at other times and no-one knows when that is, check out the panel on the right on spreading and preventing

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
      68,391
    • Total Posts
      456,724
  • Posts

    • bufshof
      In in the Denver area if anyone is wanting to connect.
    • 35hope
      what does editas have to do with your experiment?
    • viralfrog
      Having HSV-2 has not bothered me at all for casual sex. I'm just avoiding sex during outbreaks, on suppressive therapy and using condoms every time with casual partners. Since my outbreaks appear on top of my penis, even during an outbreak the risk is minimal if I put a condom on as soon as I take my underwear off.  I guess it might be a slightly different case for a girl as if you have external lesions around your groin you could still infect someone even using a condom. And of course, condoms can break, which has happened to me over 10 times and caused myself to get infected in the first place.  I see it as a much more difficult now having a serious relationship, because I can't feel much with a condom on and really want stop using them. However, I don't want to put my new girlfriend to any risk - I would feel terrible if I infected her. 
    • viralfrog
      Does anyone have experience about people's reactions to Herpes in Asia? Personally I live in Thailand where I also caught the virus as a condom broke 4 years ago.  Unfortunately I infected my ex-girlfriend with HSV-2. This was just after I had caught the virus myself and we had sex before I noticed and realised what it was. In the beginning, a local doctor told me I have just hurt my foreskin with my jeans' zipper and the tests came as negative. After getting tested later it came as positive.  Anyways, my ex-gf (well educated, professional, 26 years old then) she had no idea what Herpes was in the first place. She didn't really care too much about it and didn't bother to get tested. During our 3 year relationship we kept having unprotected sex as usual and she never had any issues until at the end one day. She had a very minor outbreak once and nothing after that (lucky her, no like myself who gets terrible symptoms non-stop). I know she has a strong immune system, because she was never sick despite myself having bad colds quite often. In any case, she could not care less about this virus and didn't mind at all.

      I've seen a lot of hysteria surrounding Herpes in Europe and the US. What has been your experience in South-East Asian countries like Thailand? Do people perceive HSV-2 as a worrying disease? 
    • Burty
      The full article is behind a paywall but you could write the the authors and request a copy.
×

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.