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I recently got a blood test and was tested for all of the stds. It came back positive for HSV 1 & 2. I've never had a cold sore and I've never had a sore in my genitals. Is it possible to have the virus and never have it affect you? Does anyone know? I've never had an initial outbreak. Can anyone relate to me and tell me their story.


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it is possible to have the virus without out breaks... probably you have a strong immune system to fight the virus, so you never had an outbreak,yet.

but if you become stressed, our you immune system is weakER... during winter, times of stress, it is possible to have an outbreak.

make sure you keep your body in healthy and immune system strong.

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confused and newly diagnosed part 2

I'm worried about transfering it to my future wife. I've heard that babies can contract it during birth from their mothers. What is the % or risk of this and how will it affect the baby or what diseases or adverse effects will the baby get? Can someone help?


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Well, you are the extreme rarity. The person who would one day look at us as those people with herpes, not knowing how prevalent this thing is. Now that you know you are wise to be concerned. The virus sheds 2-6 percent of the time with no symptoms at all, even with peope who have ob's. That's the gray area that makes those of us in relationships so danged anxious, that and not knowing exactly what to classify as an ob. as a male you have it a little easier since your parts don't tend to pout and throw fits like ours do, manifesting symptoms that could easily be interpreted as an ob.

Anyway, I would say if you get in a relationship, after you disclose you have it, ask her to get tested. She may be in the same boat and you can relax some. Regarding child birth if she does get it, they have ways of dealing with that. With some 25% of the female population carrying the virus, it's part of the drill. They put her on suppression, swab the area prior to vaginal delivery and if the virus is present they do a caesarian.

Relax and rejoice in that killer immune system!

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