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West end gal

Would you risk contracting the other type?

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West end gal

I've been dating H+ positive people since being diagnosed in May, and most interested in dating people with the same type. I met a guy who claimed he was the same type, but once tested showed he was actually positive for the other. I now find myself very concerned about contracting the other type. I know it's probably not good to limit myself-- but know how I reacted when I was initially diagnosed and not sure I could put myself through that again. Any thoughts???

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Seeker1960

 I am not an expert on this and other will surely comment. What type do you have? If you have type 2 genitally then it gives you a good measure of protection from getting type 1 genitally. If your have type 1 genitally it does not give you much if any protection for getting type 2. If you have type 1 or 2 orally it gives you protection from being infected by the same type at another location provided you have an established infection.

This is my understanding of the situation and I'm sure if you research it more you will find more details about this.

 

Good luck 

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Lisajd

this HTML class. Value is http://www.healthassist.net

 

There is info here about the two types and contracting/not contracting

 

My bf has hsv1 but no sores for yrs. I have hsv2.  Thus far no symptoms in other locations for either of us.

If you did get it you would likely have none or mild sympt9ms

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