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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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