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basham1202

Has my HSV2 moved to my mouth.. first time for a cold sore :(

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basham1202

I was diagnosed Jan. 7, 2010 with HSV-2. A very memorable week in January, as my mother's home burnt 1/5/10 and my birthday 1/9 were making a sandwich of the day I received the phone call with my test results.

Luckily my now husband *un-infected* whom I met 1/22/10 was very understanding and supportive of my new diagnosis and has been with me every step of the way for treatment and education. He has never made me feel unwanted or unattractive through outbreaks.

His favorite thing happens to be receiving oral sex. I usually am pretty happy to meet his requests. Well in the last two or so months, we have been lacking on our safe sex practices as he said he is wanting to be with me forever, he does not see what the problem is with enjoying our sex life to the fullest. So after a month of discussing it we decided to no longer use condoms as a method of protection, but I still continue my Valtrex daily.

As of last week I picked up Strep throat and Mono from my 4 year old son sneaking drinks from my cup, and this morning I started having cold sores on both sides of my mouth. At this point I first off do not want my son getting this, nor my husbands son. But now I'm kind of wondering if I should have my new lesions tested to see if they are an extension of my HSV2 migrating or if I've had HSV1 previous but just no symptoms.

At this point, is it really necessary to have my new outbreak tested? Any advice would be much appreciated.

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RealisticGal

At this point, is it really necessary to have my new outbreak tested? Any advice would be much appreciated.

Whether or not testing is "necessary" is entirely up to you.

If you want to know whether the sores on your mouth are being caused by HSV1 or HSV2 or something else, the only chance for you to know is to get swabs taken right away while the lesions are fresh.

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Kitty123

This concerns me. I thought that HSV2 oral was RARE, and once you had it genitally, after awhile your antibodies prevented you from getting it orally, and if you DID happen to get it orally you wouldn't really know it?

I've heard this explanation ALOT on this forum, and now I'm really starting to doubt it. So why even say stuff like that to others if it isn't true?

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luckyCat

Hate to say it but I think I may be experiencing this too. I have HSV2 but recently on a trip I contracted a nasty stomach virus...took one of those super antibiotic packs and improved greatly but shortly after noticed a row of sores on the inner portion of my upper lip. Theyve all healed but still getting tingling on the upper portion of my upper lip. Im pretty sure its herp. Strangely enough, while troubled by it Im not feeling nearly as upset as I thought I might. Maybe it hasnt completely sunken in yet. Guess I too will be jumping on the Purell bandwagon shortly.lol...sigh.

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RealisticGal
This concerns me. I thought that HSV2 oral was RARE, and once you had it genitally, after awhile your antibodies prevented you from getting it orally, and if you DID happen to get it orally you wouldn't really know it?

I've heard this explanation ALOT on this forum, and now I'm really starting to doubt it. So why even say stuff like that to others if it isn't true?

I hear your frustration, Kitty.

The thing is, I don't think the explanation is really "untrue." If a person does get HSV2 orally, how can that be proven if they don't get outbreaks and have them swabbed? That's where the problem lies, in being able to identify that there really is an oral infection with HSV2. Since it (in most folks, at least) seems not to recur very often (if at all), being able to do a swab test is difficult.

Perhaps the explanation is a bit misleading...

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