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Apnuaslsy

I have genital herpes. Only outbreak pubic area. I have outbreak. Can i still have anal intercourse? Never had anal outbreak or around the area.

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WilsoInAus

It is possible to shed from the anal area. Less likely that your vagina.

However you would need to assume transmission chances are similar.

Genital herpes is not a reason to change your desired sexual practices. Antivirals and condoms are the best way to reduce transmission chances.

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AnonF

I was told by a specialist that if you are infected with genital herpes the whole area front to back sheds, even if you only get outbreaks in one region 

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Mountain Man

AnonF what kind of Specialist?  This is a big question for me...  I'd love to know more.

 

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AnonF
On 7/24/2018 at 12:11 AM, Mountain Man said:

AnonF what kind of Specialist?  This is a big question for me...  I'd love to know more.

 

Nurse practitioner at the infectious disease department in one of the top 10 rated hospitals in the USA. She deals with people infected with herpes on a daily basis. My usual dr had no answers for me. So I booked an appt at this big hospital armed with about 20 questions

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Bhbr2018
On 9/4/2018 at 12:07 PM, AnonF said:

Nurse practitioner at the infectious disease department in one of the top 10 rated hospitals in the USA. She deals with people infected with herpes on a daily basis. My usual dr had no answers for me. So I booked an appt at this big hospital armed with about 20 questions

Care to share those Q&A? I think a lot of us would benefit

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AnonF

OK I'll give an overview of what I was told.... You all probably know alot of this already:

-If you have GHSV1, but your partner has a history of Oral hsv1 they will not contract it genitally from you. 

-Even if you are initially infected in one area of your genital region, the whole area is infected. Future outbreaks may only happen in that same area or could appear somewhere else (such as if you got it from anal sex, maybe your anus was initally the site of the outbreak but in the future it could be your vaginal region)

-You can still get hsv2 if you have hsv1 but it's not as likely

-Suppressive drugs are not usually recommended for hsv1 because it sheds so infrequently and outbreaks are seldom

-This NP had a patient that was infected w gen HSV1 in 1992, had an OB then and never again

-If you engage in lesbian sex: oral sex is not risky but should not share sex toys

-asymptomatic shedding is very infrequent w gen hsv1 

-In her opinion there is no need to disclose unless you are planning on going condomless, or if you are going to enter a  situation where you will have sex w that person repeatedly. 

-she thinks people that refuse to sleep w someone w ghsv1 are germaphobes

-most people that have herpes have no idea that they do

-1st outbreak is the worst, recurrances usually aren't very severe at all but you can take the medication to lessen it

-she recommended that westover heights herpes handbook which you can download

-she thinks ghsv1 is no big deal at all!!

-not HSV: but something new I learned about STI's in general. Usually you go to dr and pee in a cup to test for chlamydia or gonorrhea. This will only tell you if your penis or vagina is infected. Your throat could be infected from performing oral, or your ass could be infected if you had anal. The pee will not detect it in these areas, you'll need your throat and/or ass swabbed

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WilsoInAus

Wow, what a knowledgeable person, very pragmatic based on real work in the field, thanks for sharing.

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Quest

I haven't seen a doctor/gynecologist that thinks1or2 is a big deal. It was always down played.

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Bhbr2018
19 minutes ago, AnonF said:

OK I'll give an overview of what I was told.... You all probably know alot of this already:

-If you have GHSV1, but your partner has a history of Oral hsv1 they will not contract it genitally from you. 

-Even if you are initially infected in one area of your genital region, the whole area is infected. Future outbreaks may only happen in that same area or could appear somewhere else (such as if you got it from anal sex, maybe your anus was initally the site of the outbreak but in the future it could be your vaginal region)

-You can still get hsv2 if you have hsv1 but it's not as likely

-Suppressive drugs are not usually recommended for hsv1 because it sheds so infrequently and outbreaks are seldom

-This NP had a patient that was infected w gen HSV1 in 1992, had an OB then and never again

-If you engage in lesbian sex: oral sex is not risky but should not share sex toys

-asymptomatic shedding is very infrequent w gen hsv1 

-In her opinion there is no need to disclose unless you are planning on going condomless, or if you are going to enter a  situation where you will have sex w that person repeatedly. 

-she thinks people that refuse to sleep w someone w ghsv1 are germaphobes

-most people that have herpes have no idea that they do

-1st outbreak is the worst, recurrances usually aren't very severe at all but you can take the medication to lessen it

-she recommended that westover heights herpes handbook which you can download

-she thinks ghsv1 is no big deal at all!!

-not HSV: but something new I learned about STI's in general. Usually you go to dr and pee in a cup to test for chlamydia or gonorrhea. This will only tell you if your penis or vagina is infected. Your throat could be infected from performing oral, or your ass could be infected if you had anal. The pee will not detect it in these areas, you'll need your throat and/or ass swabbed

Thank you so much for this info! I’m sure many people will benefit from it. 

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22Newbie
12 hours ago, AnonF said:

OK I'll give an overview of what I was told.... You all probably know alot of this already:

-If you have GHSV1, but your partner has a history of Oral hsv1 they will not contract it genitally from you. 

-Even if you are initially infected in one area of your genital region, the whole area is infected. Future outbreaks may only happen in that same area or could appear somewhere else (such as if you got it from anal sex, maybe your anus was initally the site of the outbreak but in the future it could be your vaginal region)

-You can still get hsv2 if you have hsv1 but it's not as likely

-Suppressive drugs are not usually recommended for hsv1 because it sheds so infrequently and outbreaks are seldom

-This NP had a patient that was infected w gen HSV1 in 1992, had an OB then and never again

-If you engage in lesbian sex: oral sex is not risky but should not share sex toys

-asymptomatic shedding is very infrequent w gen hsv1 

-In her opinion there is no need to disclose unless you are planning on going condomless, or if you are going to enter a  situation where you will have sex w that person repeatedly. 

-she thinks people that refuse to sleep w someone w ghsv1 are germaphobes

-most people that have herpes have no idea that they do

-1st outbreak is the worst, recurrances usually aren't very severe at all but you can take the medication to lessen it

-she recommended that westover heights herpes handbook which you can download

-she thinks ghsv1 is no big deal at all!!

-not HSV: but something new I learned about STI's in general. Usually you go to dr and pee in a cup to test for chlamydia or gonorrhea. This will only tell you if your penis or vagina is infected. Your throat could be infected from performing oral, or your ass could be infected if you had anal. The pee will not detect it in these areas, you'll need your throat and/or ass swabbed

@AnonF thank you so much! I was recently diagnosed with GHSV1 and I needed to read that, especially coming from a nurse knowledgable about everything!!!

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MikeHerp

If you have HSV2 in the genital area, I think anal could be safer.  I'm no doctor, but I don't entirely believe the "boxer short" theory.  That a person sheds the same from the entire area covered by boxer shorts.  Such that, even a pelvic bump could infect somebody.  I think I saw somewhere that shedding is concentrated around the point of infection/recurrence.  If you don't have recurrences around your anus, you probably shed less there, if much at all.  

That doesn't mean that I'd say that anal would be 100% safe from catching HSV2 when you have only genital recurrences.  But i'd say that the risk is reduced.  

Keep in mind, of course, that certain positions for anal might still cause genital to genital contact.  Like when you are on your hands and knees and he is behind, the bottom of his shaft and hi testicles may rub against your vagina, etc.  

Just my thoughts.  

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