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Hi all,

I was hoping to get some answers to some questions I had. I had an ulcer on my penis about a month ago, tested negative for Type 2 in a viral culture test and IGG test. I have had oral herpes my whole life so I tested positive for Type 1 in the blood test. I still have to wait another month or two to get another blood test to make sure I don't have type 2 but I was curious about Type 1. Can I simply have a genital breakout since I have HSV-1 in my body? I know its preferred site is the mouth area but is it possible that I simply got a small breakout on the genitals after a lot friction etc or does it have to be given to be genitally by another person? Thanks for any info you may know!


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Oral HSV1 cannot simply manifest itself as genital HSV1, it needs to transmitted to that site. I wouldn't think that you touched a coldsore on your lips and then touched your penis say when you were urinating or masturbating. Besides, if the theory of auto-innoculation holds true, if you had oral hsv1 all your life, then the antibodies which you would have developed would prevent you from being infected by the same virus in another part of your body. Personally, I've never tested this theory or seen it work for anyone.

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It wouldn't normally appear somewhere else on its own but if it does its called Disseminated herpes. I doubt that is what you have. Maybe you have had it down there a long time and never knew or recently got infected down there from a partner. It may not even be herpes. Hopefully your doc will figure it out for you.

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      I have reported you. You have no reason to be here, you are the classical keyboard warrior-troll. I have every right to be pissed off and trust me if I could. I would beat the shit out of you, bc you need lessons learned.  You're alien trying to tell another human being his/her symptoms and feelings.  FUCK OFF. I will never reply to you again. I don't care how much you try to stir the pot. You have lost all credibility and you have nothing better to do than try to demoralize other people. You're a shitty human being. 
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