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Hi, would an asymptomatic carrier, be totally unaware without any symptoms what so ever?, or would they of had and initial OB? Tx

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K_Sock

@jonathandoe I've never actually heard of someone first-hand who has been entirely 100% asymptomatic (no symptoms ever), but they're supposed to exist...

The vast majority of people (probably 95% or more..) with hsv have had symptoms .. It is said that 80% of those with hsv do not know what they have BUT that doesn't mean they never had symptoms, and in studies most of that 80% admit to symptoms when told of them. So, really the people who don't know they have HSV are mostly ignorant, uneducated and have had minor symptoms. Without a doubt, prevalence of hsv in Trump supporters would be vastly higher than Clinton supporters.

There are also those like my giver -she got oral HSV-1 as a child and recalls brutally painful sores that a doctor even prescribed cream for (surely acyclovoir cream), BUT she did not know those sores were caused by HSV-1 - ignorance + lacking education. She likewise assumed she was healthy because a doctor never mentioned anything during yearly physicals and such...

So, the answer to your question in my opinion is NO there are not many people that would be oblivious and that had never had an outbreak. It's very easy for one to lie and plead ignorance though and that is what happens in most cases. That generally perpetuates the idea that many are asymptomatic when they're not.

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SureWhyNot

I do know of a person who was 100% asymptomatic yet passed it on to their partner who goes through hell with it. I have lost contact with them so do not know if there has been a change as time goes on but unfortunately it does happen. Too bad the medical community would not seek these people out, as they have done with the HIV carriers who are not affected by the virus, to find what exactly is in their chemistry to give them such fighting power that we do not have.

I dated 2 men who never related their childhood cold sores with my HSV so put me at risk because I forgot to ask the important question... Do you get or have you Ever gotten a cold sore? This virus is about ignorance in all ways.

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jonathandoe

Thanks K_Sock,

Yeah I'm curious about these so called asymptomatic carriers, is there anyone on here (or do you know anyone that is positive of either HSV 1 or 2, but has never shown any symptoms? Not even a cold sore, let alone genital?

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jonathandoe
10 minutes ago, SureWhyNot said:

I do know of a person who was 100% asymptomatic yet passed '.......

I dated 2 men who never related their childhood cold sores with my HSV so put me at risk because I forgot to ask the important question... Do you get or have you Ever gotten a cold sore? This virus is about ignorance in all ways.

Thank you for the response, are you aware if this person who was 100% asymptomatic ever had cold sores as a child?

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1 hour ago, jonathandoe said:

Thank you for the response, are you aware if this person who was 100% asymptomatic ever had cold sores as a child?

You're never gonna get a 100% accurate answer... It's just their word that they'd never had anything.. I can certainly believe that this individual mentioned by @SureWhyNot truly did believe he had nothing..but whether that was via ignorance (I.e; nothing obviously hsv) or actually zero symptoms is something we'll just never know.

Since he passed the virus, clearly it's been active. 

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1 hour ago, jonathandoe said:

Thanks K_Sock,

Yeah I'm curious about these so called asymptomatic carriers, is there anyone on here (or do you know anyone that is positive of either Hep 1 or 2, but has never shown any symptoms? Not even a cold sore, let alone genital?

Don't know anyone asymptomatic for HSV-1 or HSV-2. No such thing as hep 1 or 2. Hep is short for Hepatitis.

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Just now, K_Sock said:

Don't know anyone asymptomatic for HSV-1 or HSV-2. No such thing as hep 1 or 2. Hep is short for Hepatitis.

Sorry my apology, I meant HSV-1 or HSV-2.

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SureWhyNot

The people I mentioned had a very long relationship and then split up. One of them did the human thing and had a one nighter. Several months later the couple reunited. In a short time the partner had an OB. They tested + for HSV2. The giver has never had any indications of the virus and last speaking that was over 15yrs since that happened. I have lost touch in the last 2yrs so don't know if anything has changed. Truly, for all I know it could have been a childhood forgotten memory but the way this one played out makes me think one of them has a kick ass immune system, the other, not so much.

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