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Just found out I am positive HSV1 and HSV2!

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    I just found out on Monday that I tested positive for Herpes Type 1 and Type 2. As herpes Type 1 can be oral or genital, I am not sure which one it is and the drs said there is no way to know unless I have an outbreak. I was tested recently as well and was negative, so I know exactly where it came from. The only thing about this is, I have never had an ob. Never had a cold sore in my life or any genital problems. They said it means I might never have one but I am officially a carrier who can pass it along to others. This worries me because I have 2 small children. My daughter has HSV1 due to people not knowing how to keep their lips off her when she was a baby. Everyone had to kiss her, not thinking about what would happen if they had cold sores at the time. So I know I cant pass it to her...but I have not had my son checked yet. I feel like i cant even kiss him and I worry about getting too close because hes still a baby and likes to grab at my face and my mouth. Not knowing if my HSV1 is oral or genital, I am scared of somehow passing it to him. Does anyone else have this problem or any advice? 

    I would have never got this crap if my exs dr didnt lie to him about what he had. He has had HSV1 his whole life but we were always careful about that. He self contracted HSV2 by not being careful when he was masterbating. The drs told him he just had a really bad yeast infection. i got tested then and I was negative. That it was not in fact herpes and they refused a blood test on him. I got tested because I wanted to make sure we were both in the clear before having intercourse together again since we had been broken up for nearly a year. I was negative at this point. But the problem kept coming back to him after we had sex. I knew something was wrong, so I decided to get checked myself again since we had had sex again, and BOOM!! That is when I tested positive for Type 1 and 2. So now we know for a fact he was falsy diagnosed. It is really upsetting to me that this could have been avoided. Now we both have both Types and I still feel gross about touching him again. I dont see him as gross, I just fear making things worse and see myself as not good enough for anyone now.

    I have told my friends and some guys who have been trying to be with me and they were very accepting of it, like it didnt matter. So that was helpful, but still not enough. I told a guy I was also seeing at the time about the positive results and he freaked on me and told me he wanted to kill himself and has been treated me like shit ever since. He knew from the get go about it because I got the blood test done before him. He knew the risks and the chance about it, so I never hid the information from him. But he took it alot worse than he said he would. I just....I have never been so emotionally ans physically detached in all my life. It is upsetting not only myself, but my kids as well. 

    On a side note, since my and my ex both have both Types now, I have decided to work things out with him. Some people think he trapped me, but I was with him when the Drs said it wasnt HSV, so I know this wasnt intentional. We have kids together, as he is my sons father and my daughters only thing like a father. So all in all, this has only pushed us back on track of fixing our family like we wanted. But this is still very new to me and very hard to deal with. I am sorry for this being so long. I just needed to get it out because I am in straight panic mode.

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    Note that HSV types are defined by their own DNA and not location. HSV-1 can be on any location of the body and so can HSV-2.

    What testing did you have that showed positive? Do you have the explicit tests and the results?

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    3 hours ago, WilsoInAus said:

    Note that HSV types are defined by their own DNA and not location. HSV-1 can be on any location of the body and so can HSV-2.

    What testing did you have that showed positive? Do you have the explicit tests and the results?

    Can a person get hsv2 from hsv1?

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    No they cannot, HSV-2 is its own virus with different DNA, just similar qualities as it were to HSV-1. If your partner has HSV-2, then he got it from a person with HSV-2, most probably vaginal sex and potentially long ago.

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