From what I have read from this website and doing research is that HSV 1 genital is quite low risk compared to HSV 1 oral and HSV 2 so you kind of got the lucky draw card really. But I've had hsv2 for over a year and I just take it from the perspective that it could be worse and it really hasn't changed my life at all so please don't think that your life will change
I have had a few outbreaks after my first original OB. I don't think any of my ex boyfriends actually had HSV-1. If I had known the risks, I would have insisted on using dental dams....or just not have oral sex, I'm not too crazy about it.
To supplement Wilso's explanation, "Per episode" could be used as a very rough ballpark estimate of how likely the average person would be to get infected in any given sexual encounter. Taking an example value of 1 in 5'000, that would mean that out of 5000 sexual encounters, 1 of them would be expected to lead to infection.
While I would like to think that the risk would be as low as 1 in 10'000, ultimately with the large error margins in the available data that number could range anywhere from 1 in 1'000 to 1 in 10'000.
Not everybody is going to be average either. Some will get to that 1 sexual encounter sooner than others.
I know it is disappointing to have been infected and I hope that you are like many women with genital HSV-1; no more outbreaks, no more issues and are able to completely forget you even have it.
I am curious though as most guys you have been with and received oral sex from have oral HSV-1. What would you have done differently? Give up oral sex?
Per episode means each sexual encounter! Generally I divide the annual percentage by 100 (an assumed number of sexual episodes in a year) and take a reciprocal to express it as 1 in 5,000 or whatever the number is which is easier to interpret than 0.02%.
Hi, I've been searching around this section of these forums and haven't quite find what I was looking for. I'm a male and was wondering if anyone else on has GHSV1 within their urethra only. If so, what are your triggers or signs of outbreaks? What do your outbreaks look like within your urethra? Thank you!