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liliwanglw

Hello, last year i was out of the country and experienced a very odd outbreak genitally. I did not have any pain or itching from it. It was just this bad infection that you could only really tell if you looked and it was a little difficult to wipe. I couldnt get back to the states fast enough. When I did my doctor said its late for a swab test but did. It came back that I had a bad bacterial infection but she said i dont know how it started. And she was sure if it started out as herpes. I had a blood test a month before that said negative for hsv1 and 2. But I do get cold sores. I had a cold sore outbreak, and didnt know. I had oral sex with my guy at the time. And was thinking maybe it got transferred back to me that night? I developed ocd and anxiety over telling these guys that werent my boyfriends what happened. It was painful and sometimes unccessary bc I would tell people about my potential herpes when it had nothing to do with them. Now bc I am unsure what happened with me, I been avoiding having a boyfriend. I got very drunk and high this weekend and slept with someone I dont know very well. I dont even remember having sex and he did not use a condom. I dn what to do. I dont really know him and he is very well known in my community. Should I tell i could potentially have ghsv1? or let it go. I am sad bc I didnt have a chance to be aware to tell him to use a condom. Last year my gyno yelled at me always use a condom bc Im not 100 percent sure what happened with you and it could be herpes. But this was a bad mistake and I dn what to do. I havent had any issuses since last year, and i been so lost. Please someone help me. Its an ocd I live with now. I felt relief that I told my past partners and everything but now i have this problem again and dont think i should tell. please help

She wasn't sure if it started as herpes*

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WilsoInAus

Welcome @liliwanglw to the site. There are a lot people and views to help you here.

Here's a few thoughts on your situation.

  • You suggest you may have oral cold sores (oral HSV-1); this is more likely than not. However it is also possible to mistake other things like staph or certain pimples/fordyce spots as cold sores. 
  • If however you do have an oral HSV-1 infection, then a genital infection is extremely unlikely given your existing immune system response.
  • You had testing that said negative for HSV-1 and HSV-2. The question is what specific test did you have as there are sometimes incorrect or inconclusive tests applied by some doctors. Only the IgG type specific for HSV-1 and HSV-2 has diagnostic value... is this what you had? If not your status is a completely open question.
  • The possibility of having an oral infection transfer to your genitals via your partner is not realistic, it pragmatically does not happen.
  • The chance of transmitting this to the random one niter, one in several thousand and maybe zero if he already has HSV-1.

I feel the only thing that is clear now is that you need a blood test for IgG antibodies type specific for HSV-1 and HSV-2. This action is the only thing that will advance your thinking. I have little doubt that it will put you in a much better place.

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liliwanglw
04/11/2016 Herpes Virus I/II DNA Normal Hsv-1 negative negative Final
    Normal Hsv-2 negative negative Final
04/11/2016 Hsv (1+2) Igg Ab, Serum Normal hsv-I/II Ab. IgG ALT. test performed   Final

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liliwanglw

I copied and pasted my results from last year, is that the correct test? But thank you for your response, it did help me. thank you so much, I just need to get my ocd and anxiety and under control, because I want to focus on things in front of me and not this anymore =/ 

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chainondoor

I mean be careful of what HE could give YOU!

I really wouldn't worry too much about GHSV1 and I wouldn't go around telling people.

Look out and take care of yourself first. Most people don't even bother telling other's and many people don't even get tested so be careful. And insist on using a condom of it is someone you don't know very well.

 

Take care honey X

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