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I have hsv 2 and he has hsv 1 both gential.  We met 2 years ago have not had intercourse but her performs oral on me several times.  He now wants me to perform oral on him but Im scared and dont feel comfortable.  He is determined you can not pass gential herpes to the mouth.  Is it possible to get oral herpes from having oral sex?

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WilsoInAus

Although it is possible, you having a HSV-2 infection provides you with a lot of protection from obtaining a HSV-1 infection. 

For whatever reason, it is a very rare event. Remember that HSV-1 rarely sheds in the necessary volume from the genital area as well.

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RNY18

 

 

“Although it is possible, you having a HSV-2 infection provides you with a lot of protection from obtaining a HSV-1 infection. “...

 

How does that account for those who are positive for both ?

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WilsoInAus

Hey @RNY18

For whatever reasons, HSV-1 appears to provide limited protection if any to a subsequent HSV-2 infection.

However the immune response for HSV-2 has been observed to provide significant protection from a HSV-1 infection.

Thise with both types have almost invariably been infected with HSV-1 before HSV-2.

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RSL888

somewhat related:

How much shedding is going for a male who hasn't had an  HSV2 OB in 1 year? I got it 2 years ago, and have abstained from sex the whole time. But recently I just had my first unprotected sex (which I never do, even when I caught it I was wearing a condom). I don't drink much, and ended up drinking one night, and invited a girl back to my place. She began oral sex on me and in a flash she was on me w/ no clothes going at it. I failed to push her off me.

Now I fear I may have passed it on to this person whom I haven't seen again, but could always run into her. I feel awful.

Any opinions ?

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RSL888

took the blood tests too early (whilte ago) - my primary thinks it 2 -  but really I need to do another test.  I'm here in the USA with good insurance, should I do the IgG, or the western blot ? 

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WilsoInAus

@RSL888 the IgG test would be a good place to start.

The Westernblot is way more expensive and is usually only required with low credible results from the IgG such as a low positive.

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RSL888

thanks, it seems hard to find a place in the States to get it anyway.

@WilsoInAus Can you illuminate on the subject of shedding for a male who hasn't had an OB in a year?

thanks

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WilsoInAus
13 minutes ago, RSL888 said:

thanks, it seems hard to find a place in the States to get it anyway.

@WilsoInAus Can you illuminate on the subject of shedding for a male who hasn't had an OB in a year?

thanks

Shedding rates are all about measurement of viral copies on the person. This is not really relevant as:

- shedding has to take place in appropriate areas that come into contact

- shedding has to be of sufficient quantity to infect someone which happens only a small proportion of the shedding episodes.

What is more important is the probability of transmission. Male to an uninfected female is about 8% per annum (avoiding outbreaks), that is an 8% chance after a year of sex the female will be infected. Regardless of how many different PCR swab designed tests are applied to detect when and where and how much virus sheds, the transmission rate will be this on the average.

No reason to believe this will not apply to you now.

Condoms are awesome protection for a female, I appreciate that you were condom protect when infected hence you are more likely to shed at the infection site, but the penis is the most sensitive area nerve and skin wise not to mention the part of you that has the most contact.

Add antivirals to the mix and you have a much reduced chance. There are studies where couples using condoms and antivirals with thousands upon thousands of sexual episodes between them and no infection.

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Trace67
On 1/21/2019 at 4:53 PM, A Taylor said:

I have hsv 2 and he has hsv 1 both gential.  We met 2 years ago have not had intercourse but her performs oral on me several times.  He now wants me to perform oral on him but Im scared and dont feel comfortable.  He is determined you can not pass gential herpes to the mouth.  Is it possible to get oral herpes from having oral sex?

All you really need to know is Murphy's Law. If there is any chance then Murphy's law applies. Military nuclear aviation ordinance training 101.

 

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Rockster

Thanks Wilson!

[mistaken posti don't get how i can delete it again, sorry]

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