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HSV 1 on genitals

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I got my test results in today, and i have HSV1, on my genitals, the nurse that called to tell me the news made it sound like this was not such a bad thing. I have been researching 1 and 2 and it looks like it is basically the same thing, just I have less chance of it coming back.

Can someone knowledgeable on this subject please fill me in?

thanks.

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in2theblue

It really is just a skin irritation. Having hsv1 orally is the common cold sore. 80% of the population gets them. Type 1 and type 2 just distinguish the origin site of preference for the sores.. 1 being oral and 2 being genital. They both prefer to be at their originally sites therefore when 1 goes genital it is known to have fewer outbreaks and ur rate of transmission (spreadability) is said to be 3% (about 12 days a year). Hsv2 can be oral also. My doc told me hsv1 genital is pretty much the lottery win of herpes. Anyways when u do get outbreaks ask ur doc for a suppression med such as valtrex.. I have genital hsv1 and i was diagnosed early Nov. I have done tons of research... It is nothing but cold sores gone south. I'm not sure what else u want to know but I'd be glad to inform u. Let me know!!

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another statistic

thanks for the info!

at the moment i cant think of any specific questions, it's a lot to take in.

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lovelife07

i wouldnt worry about it.. when i caught it i thought my dating life was over lol now i realise how dramatic i was. just get on valtrex and u should be fine.. it is annoying but the transmission rate is low. i have unprotected sex with my boyfriend all the time and he hasnt caught it. Not that i suggest u do that, but just saying u can have a normal sex life.

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amebix

Hey, I've had ghsv1 since early october. I was pretty upset at first but after extensive research I realize its really not a big deal. Transmission rates are minuscule, and honestly, I can deal with outbreaks my only real concern is giving this to someone else. This website eased my mind a lot: http://http://www.medhelp.org/posts/STDs/Genital-HSV-1-Transmission/show/602074

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in2theblue

Hey I'm really interested in that site ambex but it won't open. Could u send me it?

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