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30years of HSV2- this recurrence I have a really sore throat and I think there’s sores. Has anyone had it appear in the throat after only having it in genitals?

Fee Bee

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Hi there
Ive had HSV2 since I was a teenager with an average of 1-2 recurrence a year usually on the same area of my genitalia. I usually feel a bit run down, mildly achy and it clears up over a few days with AV meds. 
My primary infection was hellish, it lasted 3-4 weeks and covered my anus, vulva, mons and upper thighs. I felt like I had been run over by a bus. 

I went a couple of years with no recurrences then this will be my 2nd in 6 months. I am more run down than usual. 
This time I also have a really sore throat which doesn’t usually happen. I don’t get a lot of sore throats and certainly rarely severe. I’ve been a bit late getting my AV meds due to the weekend and as my throat looks like it might have a few areas with broken lesions I’m wondering if after all this time, I could also have hsv2 sores in my throat? The sores on my genitals are a little worse than they usually are also. 
Getting support from our nhs medical practice is increasingly difficult to the point that I have ordered my medication via an online pharmacy this time. I don’t want to be chastised for trying to get an appointment for a sore throat unless I have good cause. 
There is a sore on my uvula I think and on my throat. I can’t get my photos to upload - something about file size being too big. 

Has anyone experienced this? TIA




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Hi @Fee Bee and welcome to the website.

I feel this is pretty straightforward. Herpes is opportunistic in a way, waiting for your immune system to weaken or be distracted to make an appearance. 
This is undoubtedly happening to you. You have a throat issue, maybe an infection of the throat but often a sore throat is indicative of a virus (such as flu or COVID) and is part of the immune response. 
This in turn has distracted your immune system and permitted a genital outbreak. That is to say that the herpes outbreak is an independent passenger to whatever else is going on for you. 
Your genital HSV-2 infection will remain just that and just there for life and won’t spread. 

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