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Last Thursday I was tested for Type 1 genital herpes. I woke up that morning and went to the bathroom. It didn’t hurt to urinate but once I wiped I noticed that it hurt. (This was the first time I noticed this) I ignored it and continued on with my day. That afternoon I went to the doctor because I was having cold like symptoms a head ache, ear ache, and my lymph nodes were swollen in my neck for the past week. He said it was just a cold and sent me on my way. A few minutes after this, I went to go to the bathroom and noticed the same pain when wiping. I looked down and noticed a very small sore that had some pus in it and was so confused. I grabbed a mirror and noticed 2 small sores. I went back to the doctor and explained to him. He looked at them and said they could be genital herpes and took a swab of one of the sores for testing. I was completely devastated. He also tested me for strep in case the sores for some reason were related. I was prescribed a 10 day, 3x a day dose of Valtrex and have been taking it since Thursday.

Today is now Sunday and the two sores are so much better. They never hurt when urinating and didn’t really hurt that bad (nothing compared to a yeast infection). I am so confused how I could have gotten type 1 genital herpes. I don’t hook up with random people and the only time I have been sexual active was oral sex with my last two partners (hence why he thinks its type 1). My last partner said that they never had a cold sore before. I am confused because although the sore are clearing up my symptoms of the cold are coming back. My lymph nodes in my neck are still swollen and I am having a sore throat and ear ache again (thinking I might actually have strep). I read that the lymph nodes around the groin are usually swollen with genital herpes but my dr. didn't

couldn't didnt notice any.

Although I do not have the results back, I am trying to figure out all I can about this. In my mind I am assuming I have it and trying to cope with it. If I have genital herpes type 1 can I still kiss and perform oral to my partner without them having it? If they have the antibodies for type 1 is there chance of getting it gone?

Thank you so much for all your help.

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WarriorKing

Most people that have HSV1 do not know it, have it orally, and thus pass it unknowingly. If you and your partner both have HSV1 then you cannot pass it to each other a second time, regardless if you have it genitally and they have it orally. Abstaining from sex during outbreaks is always a good idea though.

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Girl40

So is it common for married couples to have hsv1 both locations....say I have it orally then give it my husband orally then he gives to me genitally??? sorry if this is a double post I thought I sent one earlier and cannot find...LOL..

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WarriorKing

Girl40, If you both have had HSV1 orally for weeks or a few months, and then likely have your antibodies built up then it is rare for you to be able to get the same strand in another location on your body. But like I said above, don't tempt fate when an active breakout is present.

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