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Hi all.  Just coming back and giving a brief status update.  
 

brief background- tested positive for hsv1via IgG in July 2017 (IgG of 4.3).  In 2008 I tested negative. 

This testing was 10 weeks after an oral encounter that resulted in “irritation” on my penis but no blisters like what is considered text book herpes.  If I would describe what I wxperienced it would be like skin erosions under the glans (circumcised) where the foreskin would be.  
 

I still have irritation since that time.  Saw many Drs in 2017.  Some said use steroids.  Some said nothing was wrong.  Some said use anti- fungal, anti-bacterial, etc.  

mine told me to try antivirals for a month.  No change in symptoms resulted.  
 

still have burning / irritation in both outer thighs and penis under the glans.  
 

have had sex probably 200 times in these two years and not passed anything (sex with same person with no symptoms).  
 

Ultimately still in this limbo as I could have acquired oral HSV1 and the symptoms down below are due to something else or due to the various treatments.  
 

was cleared of all other STDs back in 2017.  
 

 

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WilsoInAus

Hey @Scooby2112 I think the key lies in asking yourself, your doctors or even someone like Terri Warren... "Is HSV-1 capable of causing these symptoms genitally?"

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Scooby2112

Capable I think the answer is yes.  Common probably not.  
 

there were studies my doctor showed about an Australia women that had similar long acting symptoms.  

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11 minutes ago, Scooby2112 said:

Capable I think the answer is yes.  Common probably not.  
 

there were studies my doctor showed about an Australia women that had similar long acting symptoms.  

But what you 'think' may be the problem, might it not?

What studies?

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I openly admit it could be other things.  Drs generally dismiss it as even if it is it should go away. 
 

study was one that documented a woman in Australia that had what later was identified as herpes.  She had burning in her legs and genitals with no signs on the skin.  Later it went away with use of some drug (can’t remember which antryp or gabapentin come to mind).  Then she reported back a couple months later and were able to detect herpes via swab and again the burning symptoms came back after the sores left.  
 

dr showed it to me in his office And I recall finding it online but this was two years ago so not sure how to find again.  

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39 minutes ago, Scooby2112 said:

I openly admit it could be other things.  Drs generally dismiss it as even if it is it should go away. 
 

study was one that documented a woman in Australia that had what later was identified as herpes.  She had burning in her legs and genitals with no signs on the skin.  Later it went away with use of some drug (can’t remember which antryp or gabapentin come to mind).  Then she reported back a couple months later and were able to detect herpes via swab and again the burning symptoms came back after the sores left.  
 

dr showed it to me in his office And I recall finding it online but this was two years ago so not sure how to find again.  

That doesn't show causation from herpes. Was it HSV-2?

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i agree doesn’t show causation but two consecutive times after outbreak has a strong correlation.  
 

cant recall if it was 2 or 1

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15 minutes ago, Scooby2112 said:

i agree doesn’t show causation but two consecutive times after outbreak has a strong correlation.  
 

cant recall if it was 2 or 1

Or the other condition contributes to an outbreak and I'd suggest little doubt here that we're talking HSV-2.

I think one of my favourite shows Blackadder had a brilliant line:

Edmund:         Look, there's no need to panic. Someone in the crew will know how to steer this thing.

Rum:            The crew, milord?

Edmund:         Yes, the crew.

Rum:            What crew?

Edmund:         I was under the impression that it was common maritime practice for a ship to have a crew.

Rum:            Opinion is divided on the subject.

Edmund:         Oh, really?

Rum:            Yahs. All the other captains say it is; I say it isn't.

Please ask yourself whether you aren't being a Captain Rum with a divided opinion on the subject and looking for the highly implausible to support the highly improbable.

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Ely
On 10/9/2019 at 11:03 PM, Scooby2112 said:

Hi all.  Just coming back and giving a brief status update.  
 

brief background- tested positive for hsv1via IgG in July 2017 (IgG of 4.3).  In 2008 I tested negative. 

This testing was 10 weeks after an oral encounter that resulted in “irritation” on my penis but no blisters like what is considered text book herpes.  If I would describe what I wxperienced it would be like skin erosions under the glans (circumcised) where the foreskin would be.  
 

I still have irritation since that time.  Saw many Drs in 2017.  Some said use steroids.  Some said nothing was wrong.  Some said use anti- fungal, anti-bacterial, etc.  

mine told me to try antivirals for a month.  No change in symptoms resulted.  
 

still have burning / irritation in both outer thighs and penis under the glans.  
 

have had sex probably 200 times in these two years and not passed anything (sex with same person with no symptoms).  
 

Ultimately still in this limbo as I could have acquired oral HSV1 and the symptoms down below are due to something else or due to the various treatments.  
 

was cleared of all other STDs back in 2017.  
 

 

This is my answer hsv1 is actual, capable to Atack genital region 

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Scooby2112

Hav1 can be caught in the genital region.  But it can’t be caught after you have it orally already.  
 

if you had cold sores as a kid you already have antibodies protecting from infection at a new location.  

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Ely

What I mean if  1 can do this 2 can also come on the mouth so it's Easy spread from mouth to Gen. I didn't wrote whole thought FK it, cannot change, what's done is done will c what test will say next week, I am trayi g to find where can be performed WB In eu if not I need to go to DC this will be expensive but ull know it

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Hsv2 is very difficult to get orally.  and if it was oral.  it sheds less than 3 days per year and many are completely asymptomatic.  
 

the likelihood of getting genital hsv2 from oral sex is almost non existent statistically.  

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Ely

Is enyone in history of this viral infection become positive after 11 days of exposure on Igg  

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WilsoInAus
1 minute ago, Ely said:

Is enyone in history of this viral infection become positive after 11 days of exposure on Igg  

Never, no. 

Your infection is almost undoubtedly a childhood oral infection.

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One more thing if this is my old infection would I also infect my partner after 7 yes of  contact she should also have it or is it possible that I didn't infect her how big are odds

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40 minutes ago, Ely said:

One more thing if this is my old infection would I also infect my partner after 7 yes of  contact she should also have it or is it possible that I didn't infect her how big are odds

For couples who are careful, there’s about a 50% chance of infection in their entire lifetime!

The other consideration is whether she has HSV-1 already, which is more likely than not.

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