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For those of you that are very knowledgeable about HSV, I have a couple of questions:

1. A person who has HSV but never has visible outbreaks is considered a CARRIER, correct? What's the scientific term for this person? Doesn't it start with an A?

2. Is it possible to transmit gh to oh? I believe that in the midst of my paranoia, I have felt my lips tingle ALL OVER (two days ago but no sign of an oral ob) and I remembered scratching my pelvic area (around the edge of my hair line) and possibly touching my lip a little while later. My outbreak is taking place quietly inside of my labia. Do you think it's possible that I could have transmitted it to my lips from scratching near my hair line or do you believe I'm being extremely paranoid?

3. Any person that you've possibly affected, have they hated you and never talked to you again after you told them?

4. How long did it take for you to get back to "normal" (emotionally) after being diagnosed?

5. Did you go through a phase of shutting down sexually and feeling sexually unworthy after you were diagnosed?

Thanks for reading/responding...

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1. Are you thinking of 'asymptomatic'. That means the person doesn't have signs or symptoms but, as they are a 'carrier', they can pass it on to others, by asymptomatic shedding.

2. Yes it's possible, but from how you've described it , I would say highly unlikely. Just remember to carry out normal hygiene rules, (don't scratch yer bits without washing your hands:D) and you'll be fine.

3. No xperience of this. BUT, people who come on here, who have caught it from someone who knew they had it, but didn't tell them, are a tad, shall we say, irritated :rolleyes:

4. I'll let you know when I get there.

5. No. But for people with already low self-esteem, HSV can be particularly difficult and as mood deteriorates, so does libido.

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