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I am just getting over my intial ob of hsv 1, both oral and genital.

I know of no other way of my getting this than from my girlfriend. I have been a widower for 4 years and this was my first sexual contact. She has had no obvious signs or discomfort and had no idea that she might have hsv.

What tests should she have to make sure we have the same thing? Does the fact that she doesn't have obvious ob's make testing difficult or unreliable?

If we have the same thing, with hers essentially dormant, what precautions should we observe when having, or not having, sex?

Thanks in advance.

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The herpeselect test is pretty accurate, it's an IgG based test. Tell her don't waste time with IgM testing. As far as sex, if it turns out you both have it then no precautions are needed really. It may be uncomfortable during OB's but that's about it. You can't reinfect each other, but if you have it both orally and gentially and she only has it orally then it's possible that you can give it to her genitally. This would be rare but it's possible.

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    • Roja
      Why is it your worst fear to have GHSV-1? 
    • Miss Horne
      Not sure if this has already been mentioned before, could we donate to his lab? Hsv specifically? 
    • Gems
      It can be very difficult to diagnose I do not know the lab discussed here but I have read about sexual health clinics that no longer use the blood tests for this reason of false negatives. Even swabs can be hard they were in my case.  I know I have it and never resorted to the biopsy.

      Do your own research and consult with GP's. I would assume you have this until its totally ruled out.  

      I read about a person on this site who tested neg on the IgG and pos on the weston blot.

      Please do your own research. 
    • Gems
      If it is an issue why not speak to admin about creating two separate threads...one for those looking at natural management and "supposed" natural cures and one looking at medical breakthroughs. That way both interests are served, no one is offended and people who wish to look at both can. No one is excluded and everyone included. Those who want to stay with the medical threads can. Maybe there will be less issues that way. 

      Personally I would prefer not to engage with those who are seeking vaccines and gene tech ect esp if they are nasty or condescending and prefer to support and encourage like minded without the excessive debates in a supported enviro.

      Just putting it out there.

      @Heatbroken Sydney

    • Gems
      do not panic. be more careful in future and work through the tests. you are better to assume you do and isolate a bit and watch the symptoms. it is hard to test for via blood, and swabs. weston blot is supposed to be most reliable and biopsy too although extreme. red lump that sort of crusted - well herpes symptoms vary widely. 

      it can be hard to deal with doctors as they can assume you do not have it if some test come back neg...they do not always take the attitude to look for it.

      do not panic and follow the steps and research.

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