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How did I catch it and could I of spread it

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Been diagnosed with hsv2 and trying work out were it came from,

Could I of had it around the mouth area "never had a cold soar so don't think I carry the hsv1 virus" and then spread it to my partner though oral sex who then gave it back to me though normal sex in the groin area?

We have been apart for a a while and were only back together for a few days when she got a couple of small sours took about 3/4 day to clear up, she has had nothing like it before, the next day I had what I believe was my first outbreak had about 5 sours that took about 3 week to clear me glands were up as well. Never had any thing like it before and since the had one more outbreak about a month after, I believe! I did not get the soar but glands came up a bit and a fizzy feeling at the pubic line area which is what I had last time and my mouth area is sometimes a bit tingle during the 2 outbreaks as well, that what makes me wonder about the mouth

My girl friend has been fine since

Or could it of just been laying dormant in one of us for 6 month ago when we broke up for a bit?

I know I will not get a definite answer

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its unlikely you will have got it that way, as normally in the mouth area its hsv 1 so when spread to the groin area from the mouth its hsv1 there as well, so unless you had hsv 2 in the mouth area you cant spread hsv 2 to the groin that way(rare to spread it yourself that way anyway), hsv doesnt change the type it is, when i was diagnosed my dr told me that normally you get symptoms about 5 to 10 days after you get infected with it, there are people in which they have had it for a while but their symptoms are mild so they dont know they have it, your glands going up suggest that its was your first outbreak as people normally get cold/flu like symptoms the first time, there are exceptions(like anything), sorry i cant be more help

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    • 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? 
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      The full article is behind a paywall but you could write the the authors and request a copy.
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      The jury is still out as there needs to be additional experiments. Editas' results make me believe dosing was insufficient among other issues.
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      Wow interesting !! But how did they provide it to him !! I mean he is 27 years old !!

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