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Daisy79

possibility of having hsv 1 on mouth and genitals

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Daisy79

I was diagnosed with GH about 3 weeks ago via culture although my bloodwork came back negative since I was only recently infected. I will be retesting in a few weeks to help determine the type of HSV I have. I suspect that I have type 1 since my now ex-boyfriend has cold sores and is positive for type 1. He had gotten infected from his ex wife in the past.

My doctor said it is likely he passed it to me during oral sex...but he doesn't do oral on me. About a year and a half ago, he was working overseas and he called me because he noticed some odd bumps near the head of his penis. He said there were like 3 or 4 of them but that they didn't seem painful. I know that every persons symptoms are different, especially in men they tend to be less severe than women. He did not go in right away to get a culture, but got a blood test after they went away. I also got tested and was negative for both types, but he was positive for type 1, which we expected. I didn't think anything of it. But now I am wondering if his ex wife could have given it to him orally and genitally and he didn't know it....

So I understand that there is a chance I have type 2, but my ex just rested and again was only positive for type 1. I have only been with him so I know he passed it to me. I have been tested specifically for hsv 1 and 2 in the past so this is the how I am definite I did not have it before. He plans to also get retested in a few weeks to be sure.

Is is possible that he would have both oral and genital HSV1? He would always use his saliva to help lubricate when we had sex, and I wonder if I got it that way...I have read some conflicting info on transferring hsv via saliva, but chances are he did touch his hand to his mouth while doing it then to my privates, even though I have never once seen a cold sore on him. I mean the literature says if you have a cold sore, people shouldn't share utensils ect...

The fact that he had those bumps makes me thing he has it genitally too..any thoughts? Does anyone know the likelihood of having HSV1 on mouth and genitals?

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RealisticGal

Is is possible that he would have both oral and genital HSV1?

In a word --- yes.

He would always use his saliva to help lubricate when we had sex, and I wonder if I got it that way...I have read some conflicting info on transferring hsv via saliva, but chances are he did touch his hand to his mouth while doing it then to my privates, even though I have never once seen a cold sore on him. I mean the literature says if you have a cold sore, people shouldn't share utensils ect...

Yes, this is a possibility. Saliva is a viable transport medium for HSV in the oral area.

The fact that he had those bumps makes me thing he has it genitally too..any thoughts?

He could, yes.

Does anyone know the likelihood of having HSV1 on mouth and genitals?

It's hard to give you cold statistical numbers on that. I can only tell you it is possible. Having HSV in one location makes it somewhat less likely to get it in a second location. But it is not impossible, especially if that second infection occurs soon after the first (before antibodies are built up by a person's immune system, to help protect them against the second infection).

This is a good article (a bit long, but worth it) that might help clarify things for you a bit:

"Good" Virus/"Bad" Virus

Be sure to read the last section, "How Easily Spread."

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