Jump to content
World's Largest Herpes Support Group
Sign in to follow this  
The H Bomb

Recent diagnosis and have a few questions....

Recommended Posts

The H Bomb

Hey guys,

Great to see that there is such a valuable support network available for people trying to come to terms with their herpes diagnosis.

I was diagnosed with genital HSV-1 a month ago after my (now ex) girlfriend performed oral sex on me. She had been unfaithful, contracted the cold sore virus and neglected to tell me she felt a tingle on her lips the next time she saw me. Anyways, no point blaming anyone now...it is what it is.

My doctor told me that I was quite lucky in the sense that my primary outbreak was very mild - one painless blister on the shaft of my penis which cleared up in about 4 days, and a bit of a fever that hit one night and was gone when i awoke the next morning. He wasn't trying to give me false hope, but said that based on that, there was no reason I couldn't be one of the lucky % of people who never experience another outbreak after the inital episode. I'm doing all I can to look after myself and remain positive to ensure this is going to happen.

I do have a few questions though and any information would be greatly appreciated.

1. If I have herpes genitally, is there still a chance that it could appear on my lips? I've never had a coldsore before and wondered if I had also contracted it orally, would it have appeared by now?

2. If I am with a new partner who has HSV-1 orally, what are the risks involved? Can I pass herpes on to her genitally and can she pass it over to me orally?

3. What happens if I am with a partner who also has it genitally? What are the risks during sex for us? I know we can't 'reinfect' one another, but if she performs oral sex on me is there a chance for her to get it orally, and then also to pass it on to me orally?

4. For others who have had a similar mild outbreak, if there was a reoccurance was it in a similar location?

5. Finally, is there any recent research people can direct me to on viral shedding? I know this is a tricky subject but does research suggest the virus is more likely to shed around the site of the outbreak? It's just such a scary thought to think that I'm potentially contagious at any given time below the belt. You'd think that some condom company would go ahead and make some extra large condom for the fellas that was the size of a pair of swimming trunks to protect others from transmission!

Anyways, thanks in advance for reading, and look forward to hearing some responses.


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Bomb, and welcome to the club! :p

There are lots of people here with much more experience and knowledge than I have, but I'm in a similar situation, and here's what I've learned: if you can find someone who also has H-1, oral or genital, makes no difference. You won't reinfect each other, because your immune systems will both be prepared to fight the virus. I don't have a firm answer on whether it can crop up in another location, but from what I've heard so far, the answer is USUALLY no.

I hope you get some more/better answers, I'll be watching because my questions are much the same.


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

1. It can still appear on your lips. If you touch your genitals and then your face you can spread the sores. It is unlikely (as your body is already building anti bodies) but not unheard of.

2. Like your previous question, even if you have the same type you can spread it to each other in different locations. Again, it is unlikely, but avoid having contact with an outbreak and you should both be fine.

3. There seems to be a pattern with your questions... lol. If you aren't having an outbreak you should both be fine, but even if you both have the virus you should avoid having contact if you don't want to spread it. Luckily for you, HSV1 in the genital location tends to be much more mild and you will likely have very few (if any more) outbreaks.

4. This one I can't answer from experience, sorry.

5. This website has a lot of information, and tend to have reliable sources. http://herpes-coldsores.com/viral_shedding.htm. The first year you are infected you are the most viral, but as I said, with hsv1 genitally you have it "lucky". You will be shedding less (especially since you'll likely have less breakouts), and are less likely (though not impossible) to give it to someone else genitally (though they could get a cold sore from giving you head unprotected). If you have insurance and are really concerned for a new partner you could ask your Dr. about anti viral suppressants which can cut your chance of transmission; but generally, if you use condoms and avoid sex if you think you're getting/having an outbreak you should be fine.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  


Try a Lysine supplement for cold sores

  • The Hive is Thriving!

    • Total Topics
    • Total Posts
  • Posts

    • Artfulsoul
      Thanks for your story.  It seems similar to mine. Fortunately for you it seems your boyfriend is willing to pursue some kind of understanding. Since I wrote about what happened to me, my boyfriend broke up with me. The ironic thing is he told me this happened to him about 15 years ago with another woman. He said it was very traumatic for him and felt like the same thing once again. So it seems he had been exposed before and could very possibly have already been carrying the virus. Perhaps he knew and didn't tell me. I am really not sure but the relationship is over for now since he won't discuss it with me. So much fear information and confusion out there about the virus. I don't think they really understand how it happens so they tell everyone to be careful. Even having the virus it has been such a non-issue in my life until now that it appears there is so much stigma around it. It seems more like it is the Pharmaceutical companies wanting to make money off a common virus that affects so many on such a deep level, receiving love and physical contact.  Feels like a big scam to me.  The information was so different when there were no drugs to reduce or suppress the virus. It is all very confusing to me.
    • doh!
      I don't have hsv1 (2 instead) but yes, it is posssible to have an ob without the usual syptoms- or to miss more subtle signals. in my exprience said ob is mild (ie not painful).
    • lonelysoul
      Private message me please.
    • raka
      I contacted one of the ayurveda doctor in india he is saying there is 60% chances of cure through ayurveda for herpes Details: Please see the treatment details mentioned below
      Treatment Duration: 12 months - 18 months - 24 months.
      Generally majority of young patients with not a long history of infection gets cured in initial 12 months, but there are possibilities that the cure might need a total of 2 year’s medication too.
      Therefore you can start with first 6 months of medication and depending upon the results and prognosis further medication can be ordered later. 
      Initial results of our medication will be felt after completion of 90 days to 120 days and generally the symptoms don’t occur after 120 days or sometimes even if the symptoms re-occurs it will be mild and will disappear shortly,
      Please understand that, we are not treating the symptoms but the virus, therefore till the virus is alive inside the body any time symptoms can occur, but majority of cases what we have seen is after the 120 days completion of medication symptoms seldom occurs and even if the symptoms occurs it will be very mild and will go away faster, so dont worry even if you get any symptoms during the course of medication. 
      Our aim is to cure the virus and not the symptoms, symptoms is just associated with the virus activity and after the 120 days medication the viral activity will be reduced and not fully stopped and that’s why you can get symptoms during the treatment, but this viral activity will be weak, and that’s why symptoms will be milder and will go away faster.  As the treatment progresses then the viral activity will further reduce and ultimately the virus will be dead. 
      About Medication: Medication will be in the tablet format which will be of 4 different variety to be taken after food. Generally non vegetarian food has to be reduced to the maximum while on treatment. Consume more of vegetarian food only for better and fast results.
        For your information, the names of our medicines with ingredient details are given below, you have to take the below mentioned combination of 4 medicine in tablet form.
      1) Tablet DERMA FORTE
      Batch No: 258
      Terminalia chebula
      Purified Berberis aristata
      Shudh Gandhak
      Azadirachta indica
      Wrightia tinctoria
      Picrorhiza Kurroa
      Fumeria Parviflora decoction
      Andrographis Paniculata Decoction
      Tinospora Cordifolia decoction
      2) Tablet GR TONEFORTE
      Batch No: 259
      Godugdha – Cow milk
      Water decoction / juice extract of
      Twak – Cinnamon – Cinnamomum zeylanicum
      Ela – Cardamom – Elettaria cardamomum
      Patra – Cinnamomum tamala
      Nagakeshara – Mesua ferrea
      Guduchi – Indian Tinospora (stem) – Tinospora cordifolia
      Haritaki – Chebulic Myrobalan (fruit rind) – Terminalia chebula
      Amalaki -Indian Gooseberry- Emblica officinalis / Phyllanthus emblica
      Vibhitaki – Belliric Myrobalan – Terminalia bellirica
      Shunti – Ginger (rhizome) – Zingiber officinalis
      Bhringaraja – Eclipta alba
      Ardraka – Ginger (rhizome) – Zingiber officinalis
      3) Tablet KG GULFORTE
      Batch No: 260
      Commiphora mukul
      Terminalia chebula
      Terminalia bellirica
      Emblica officinalis
      Tinospora cordifolia
      Zingiber officinalis
      Piper nigrum
      Piper longum
      Embelia ribes
      Operculina turpethum
      Tinospora cordifolia
      4) Bella Tab
      Batch No: 261
       Vidari – Pueraria tuberosa
      Shunti – Ginger Rhizome – Zingiber officinalis
      Maricha – Black pepper – Piper nigrum
      Pippali – Long pepper fruit – Piper longum
      Haritaki – Chebulic Myrobalan fruit rind – Terminalia chebula
      Vibhitaki – Belliric Myrobalan fruit rind – Terminalia bellirica
      Amalaki – Indian gooseberry fruit – Emblica officinalis Gaertn.
      Loha Bhasma – Bhasma prepared from Iron
      Vidanga – False black pepper – Embelia ribes
      Vida Lavana – Vida salt
      Samudra Lavana – Common salt
      Saindhava Lavana – Black salt
      Sauvarchala Lavana – Sochal salt
      Romaka Lavana
      Chavya – Java Long Pepper – Piper chaba
      Pippalimoola – Long pepper root – Piper longum
      Hapusha – Juniperus communis
      Vacha – Acorus calamus
      Patha – Cyclea peltata
      Devadaru – Himalayan cedar (bark) – Cedrus deodara
      Ela – Cardamom – Elettaria cardamomum
      Vriddhadaru – Argyrea speciosa
      Trivrit – Operculina turpethum
      Chitraka – Lead Wort (root) – Plumbago zeylanica
      Danti – Baliospermum montanum
      Shati – Curcuma zeodaria / Hedychium spicatum
      Water decoction of Haritaki – Chebulic Myrobalan fruit rind – Terminalia chebula
       Treatment Cost:
       180 days / 6 month treatment cost including 4 different types of medicine to be taken internally will cost you INR 32,400 for full 6 month treatment course.
       Medicine will be sent via DHL to be delivered to your given address
      DHL Courier charge to USA will be INR 6500 only, Therefore total cost including the courier charge will be INR 38,900 only
      Method to order the medicines:
      You can make the payment directly into our Bank account, and send us the payment reference or receipt and after the confirmation of the payment, send us your complete and full postal address, medicine will be dispatched within 4 to 5 working days with complete instructions as how to use it.
      Bank Details:
      Bank Name: FEDERAL BANK
      Account Name: Dr Hameed Ibrahim
      Account Number: 14210 2000 13257
      Acc Type: Current
      Branch: Kaloor KADAVANTARA ROAD, Kaloor, ERNAKULAM, Kerala, India
      IFC code: FDRL0001421
      Swift Code: FDRL IN BB IBD
      MICR CODE: 682049022
      You can also make the payment via Western Union Money Transfer or Money Gram in the name of Dr. Hameed Ibrahim, Kochi Kerala India and send us the code number of the transfer.
      You can also pay through PayPal, please let us know if you are interested to pay through PayPal. (Service tax applicable)
      Medicines will be sent through courier to your address without revealing any information in the parcel. The parcel of medicine will be concealed and confidential.
      FOR PHONE CONSULTATION you can speak with us on our mobile +91- 9995 202 100 to have further calcification in any of these 6 languages (MALAYALAM, HINDI, URDU, KANNADA, TAMIL and ENGLISH).  
       You can also chat with our doctor on whatsApp on this number +91- 9995 202 100   Did anyone tried it from here?
    • Lilhurp
      Also I’ve had them heal and come back almost immediately. Waiting for culture test results. These are the only symptoms I’ve experienced 

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.