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Arianamiller

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Arianamiller

I have GHSV-1 and i called a std professional today to ask some questions, since everything i read on here is super mixed? 
I kept reading that it's very highly unlikely that i would pass it on to someone who gets coldsores so i mainly rang to confirm this, and the lady told me it was impossible for me to give it to someone who already has cold sores orally, but i'm a little unsure because it sounds too good to be true and i've read otherwise alot on this site....but she is a professional...so idk?

 

I'm really hoping this is true 

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Sarahbby28

Yes this is correct because they already have the antibodies for it in their system you can't get the same thing twice. 

 

Even if a person has no oral herpes chances of passing type 1 genital is pretty low and quite rare. I've only read one case of it on here and some doctors haven't seen more than a handful in 30 years. You only shed the virus about 10 days a year I have read some people don't even shed it without symptoms.

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Lisajd

If a person has a existing HSV infection ie oral herpes it is more difficult to acquire another one however it can happen and if you as a carrier have genital HSV 1 from oral sex you can transmit it to the genitals.  Read this info

http://www.healthassist.net

And if that person does have oral herpes you could still acquire oral herpes yourself.

But the only way you would know whether a person has oral herpes is by asking them so the reality is you would want to have a discussion about STDs anyway because it's not just about you having hsv you want to know about any STDs they maybe having.

 for me I have low hepatitis B immunity so I would want to know that the guy I'm seeing doesn't have hepatitis B Or hiv because when you have HSV you are more prone to hiv. 

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Disc0rdant

Agree, Lisajd.  As someone who has had ohsv1 for more than 10 yrs, I would be very comfortable dating someone/sleeping with them if they had ghsv1.  I am sure there are risks but I already have it....

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