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wildflowers

I've had a cold sore on my lip off on on for as long as I can remember and never thought anything of it (I've seen kids with it). Today my boyfriend of 2 yrs, told me he's being tested for herpes and started questioning me. I told him the only things I've ever had was a cold sore. I've had no symptoms other then that and it's been years since my last one on my lip. Yet he's claiming I gave it to him. I am very upset. I had no idea I could pass this to to his genitals, I never would have done that on purpose. However, I have no symptoms. I was tested for everything shortly before I met him. I'm so confused and lost.

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testing for herpies of anytype is not routinly tested for in std testing unfortunatly. cold sores is herpies 1. cold sores do not carry the same stima as herpies 2

u did not know so dont blame yourself u be surprised how many people dont relise a cold sore is herpes. although u not had a cold sore in yrs does not mean u couldent be sheading

. if he got it from u regardless the area he got it it would still be herpies 1 if he has herpies 2 he got it else where

it importent he finds out what ttype he has

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I was tested for additional things because of a yeast infection just before I met him. Everything was negative. I talked to my doctor today and she said everything was tested and negative.

He's still waiting for the conformation. I'm going to to be tested again on Friday but I still have no symptoms anywhere. I'm so scarred.

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I was tested for additional things because of a yeast infection just before I met him. Everything was negative. I talked to my doctor today and she said everything was tested and negative.

He's still waiting for the conformation. I'm going to to be tested again on Friday but I still have no symptoms anywhere. I'm so scarred.

Unless you fully explained the situation, and specifically asked her if you were tested for Herpes simplex, your doctor probably would not have even considered HSV when telling you about your test results.

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cold sores is herpies 1. cold sores do not carry the same stima as herpies 2

u did not know so dont blame yourself u be surprised how many people dont relise a cold sore is herpes. although u not had a cold sore in yrs does not mean u couldent be sheading

. if he got it from u regardless the area he got it it would still be herpies 1 if he has herpies 2 he got it else where

it importent he finds out what ttype he has

Cold sores (oral herpes) are not exclusively caused by HSV-1. That is by far the most common cause, but it is possible for oral herpes to be caused by HSV-2.

I would say that in wildflowers' case, it is most likely she acquired oral herpes as a child, just as most folks do, and that it is caused by HSV-1.

But please, let's not spread misinformation here in this forum. Doctors do enough of that.

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