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Question about chances of spreading hsv

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Scared25

Hi. I'm newly diagnosed (two days ago....ghsv-1). I have a trip coming up, my little girl and I are going on a cruise. I'm wondering if it's safe to swim in a pool with my child and other people, also is it safe to go in a hot tub? what are the risks with an outbreak and without an outbreak? thanks for your help. I'm trying to find a way to pick up the pieces and feel like myself again, while keeping my child safe. 

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Blahdittilyblah

0 risk with or without an OB in that scenario. Don't take a shower use a towel then share it with someone but as far as swimming or getting in the hot tub no one will be st risk or we'd all have it by now. The virus is unstable outside of the body. 

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Lisajd

Genital HSV 1 for your information is also lower risk than the other two types and also you have less outbreaks and Less viral shedding but I think it's important for you to try and educate yourself about this virus so you understand what the risks are and how you prevent it spreading but in terms of your daughter and swimming yes zero risk

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Scared25

Thanks! that's why I joined here, for support and information. any advice that you can give I'd be grateful for. it's been a rough couple of days trying to figure out how my life will ever be normal again. although, I'm wondering if I've had this longer than I thought. Tell me what you think.....about a year and a half ago I had a lot of itchiness and some pain inside my vagina. I went to my gynecologist during that time for my annual and mentioned that I had been having this pain for about a week. when she examined me she said she saw a small cut/ulcer and swabbed it to see if it was herpes. the test came back negative but she said that may be bc it was already almost healed or bc it really wasn't herpes. I had that pain one more time 2 months later and then that was it. this time started with that same pain....however it developed into a full blown outbreak. I had recently taken the morning after pill, ehich may have messed with my hormones and found out I also have a bacterial yeast infection. my doctor said that may have caused the bad outbreak. so, I'm thinking I may have had this for a while. but who knows. I've had the same partner for 10 years....neither of us have ever had a cold sore in the 10 years that I've known him. could you get hsv1 even if your partner has never had a cold sore? sorry for the super long post 

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Disc0rdant

Yes.  You can get ghsv1 without a cold sore.  Have him get tested.  I bet he has hsv1.

In any event, take care of yourself.  Keep your blood sugar low and try to eat foods that are anti inflammatory.  Seems to help me with OHSV1...

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Disc0rdant

Even if he has hsv1, it doesnt mean he gave it to you....

Many folks test negative for hsv1 after a while.  Dr.'s dont know why.

I always test + for hsv1, though.

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