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Singlemomoftwo

Passed it on by mistake

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Singlemomoftwo

Well, he got his results: genital HSV-1. I was already planning on getting swabbed tomorrow since I want to know the strain. I'd be surprised if it's 2...? I hear genital 1 doesn't cause as many OBs, what's your experience? I'm lucky that the guy still finds me desirable and is not angry with me. I also want to know if we need to wait a year before doing Valtrex to see how many OBs I get, transitioning to my new body with this intruder. Can I just skip to it?

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JBnATL

Hi there, welcome to the website!

I assume he had a swab test? A blood test won't tell you where you have it, just what you have. If he does have ghsv1 and just acquired it, he got it from you giving him oral sex.

You are correct since hsv1 doesn't like to be genital those who have it there typically don't experience as many outbreaks as those with hsv2 genital. Also, ghsv1 is almost impossible to spread to others so that is why he probably got it from you via oral sex.

Most people get it from someone who does not know they have it, so don't feel bad if you didn't know either. 90% of all adults have hsv1 oral and most get it as a child from a kiss from a relative and most don't know it because they have never had symptoms.

Taking antivirals won't do much for you since it sounds like you never have cold sores and have already passed it to him.

Come to the chat room, there you will find many nice fellow Herpsters who can offer you their support.

Good luck!

JB

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Singlemomoftwo

Hi! Yes he had a swab. His symptoms were on his genitals and my first OB last week on mine too. So... Maybe the first time, that's where it flared up and afterwards same but just won't be as often/painful as HSV 2. I checked out the chat room, thanks!

"Herpster", ha ha...

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bayern77
Well, he got his results: genital HSV-1. I was already planning on getting swabbed tomorrow since I want to know the strain. I'd be surprised if it's 2...? I hear genital 1 doesn't cause as many OBs, what's your experience? I'm lucky that the guy still finds me desirable and is not angry with me. I also want to know if we need to wait a year before doing Valtrex to see how many OBs I get, transitioning to my new body with this intruder. Can I just skip to it?

How long have you had it for?

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Singlemomoftwo

One week to the day last Sat. That was the day of the full OB and visual exam by dr.

My butt hurts... LOL (ah, Ya gotta love that wine). Been hurting for a few days but no OBs. I just bought some L-Lysine + vitamin c supplements. Hope it helps. I'll be doing yoga too.

I still have lesions inside, though. I know it'll take time since it's moist in there. I had taken my Famvir for 7 days as prescribed. On 5th day I was finally able to pee without squinting and curling my toes in agony. I'm good now, except for the butt pain and my inner lesions, that don't hurt, BTW. I'm pretty sure I have type 1.... I posted another thread "HSV 1 & 2". I'm really hoping it's 1.

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bayern77

So your bf passed it on to you or you passed it on to him? I am a bit confused sorry.

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bob12

You are most contagious in the first year for sure, and seeing as you just had a primary outbreak I'd say it's pretty probable that it was the genital sex that passed it on.  I acquired my GHSV1 from genital only one-time sex with someone who had been positive for 8 years.

I would see if you can go without Valtrex, especially since your partner is now positive.  HSV1 isn't a big enough deal IMO to put yourself on medication the rest of your life.  It may take a year or two (yikes), but once your body gets on top of the virus it will almost be a non-issue.

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