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I am so confused about this! I have HSV-1 GH can I spread it to my Partner performing oral sex and he will be HSV1 GH? Or let's say (Trust me this is just hypothetically speaking) we didn't use a condom and I am on Valtrax and have no OB can he be subject to contracting HSV-1 GH from me?

Can I change from HSV1 to 2? Can I give him HSV-2 some how?

And if anyone is HSV1 GH how often are outbreaks and do you have a reference site to educate me on this? I had two small irritating bumps and my doctor prescribed Valtrex and I was cleared totally in two days and was feeling normal. My OB was very mild, slight fever feeling and slight stomach ache but those two bumps itched like crazy and was tingling..

Thanks gang for sharing your experiences because one thing I am learning we all can learn how to cope and share what we have learned with others. Knowledge is free as long as it has a true substance and you are acceptable to taking heed to the truth!


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I am not a medical professional but I can give you my opinions on the subject. I have gshv1 too. HSV1 never becomes HSV2 and vice versa. They are two different viruses, that while very similiar, still have some differences (they prefer different sites (mouth or genitals), they prefer and establish latency in different neuron types (I read this in a medical journal article), they reactivate at different rates, etc).

You could give your partner gshv1 through intercourse if you have an open sore and he is exposed to it. Also, it is also possible he could get ghsv1 even without a sore present. I think this is much less likely though. Also, if your partner is the one who gave you the hsv1, the chances are even lower because he will have antibodies to the same type and same strain. So, if you only have sex when you are asymptomatic and he doesn't have any chafing and he washes after sex- he should be fine. My partner and I continue to have unprotected sex since I got it almost one year ago. At first we didnt take any precautions because I was completely asymptomatic after my primary mild infection. It went completely away quickly and we had regular sex and he didnt wash afterwards. BUT, when it reactivated this summer, it has hung on. I have had recurrent mild breakouts (peely, itchy skin mostly) that i have treated well with lysine, valtrex, and recently zicam. Now I am sticking with zicam only and plan to add red wine extract and monolaurin. In any event, my sex life is pretty normal. It is still a pain though to deal with this on and off itch/irritation/peely skin.

If it was me, I would high-dose on valtrex for 5 days and then stay on 500mg until it is completely dormant. Then I would have sex with a condom for a month or so. Then i would take lysine and have your remedies ready to prevent or shorten an ob should it occur. Once you are confident it is in remission, I would just have sex without condoms. I think men are pretty safe from hsv1 because they likely already have it orally and their skin down there is not like ours. So their skin makes it tougher for the virus to penetrate.

From what i read, people with ghsv1 sometimes never have it again, or sometimes struggle with it a lot the first year or so. But, from all the stories I've read, everyone seems to have gotten into control after a few years- even the cases where they struggled a lot of the beginning.

As for me, I realize how it can be completely nothing at all and how it can be very serious. The key for me is not letting the virus replicate to much. Now I treat in the prodromal stage and I can do it so no symptoms actually show. I've find the best luck with short high-doses of valtex, zicam, and lysine. I regret not be given a higher dose valtres when I was infected. I think I was given 1,000 the first day and then 500mg. That is better for type 2. Type 1 needs a higher dose to work well. Stupid Drs. Justr because I have hsv1 on my genitals doesnt make it so they should treat it differently than type 1 on your mouth. People with severe cold sores are given high-dose, short-term treatment. It works better than low dose treatment.,

Sorry for the quick sloppy email. Im tired.

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