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GHSV1 and HSV2

Type GHSV1 over ten years ago via oral sex- monogamous partner has HSV1 - having a horrible OB in rectal area. Feels like an initial infection- could i have have acquired HSV2?
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You could have, but are you sure it's an ob? Or only an ob? Could you be having a ghsv1 ob and hemorrhoids? Or have a secondary infection like another STD?

Does your partner have hsv2?

The only way you'll know is to get it cultured. Depending on how long it's been, it may be tricky to culture. Ask for a PCR swab - it's way more sensitive.

Your partner could take a type specific IgG blood test to find out if they have hsv2.

Let me know what you find out, but get checked as soon as possible. Feel better!
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Ty for responding
Partner has HSV1 - Current OB does not feel like a secondary infection bc I am familiar with hsv.
If partner has strayed then anything is possible but he did not have hsv2 as far as I know. But.... that’s my concern. If he did stray.... you are stating it IS indeed possible  to have both HSV1 and HSV2 in the genital area.  I wasn’t sure about that.

This OB could be from the GHSV1 that i know I have however it is in presenting in an area that I never have experienced. And it is taking longer to heal.
I will get tested even though testing the rectal area is embarrassing!
Remember that your rectal area is just another body part for your doctor, like your ear or elbow. Your doctor has seen FAR WORSE than your sore on your bum, I assure you. I worked in an STD clinic for years - doctors see things you can't imagine.

If you think your partner may have strayed, it's possible that you could have something like rectal gonorrhea or chlamydia, giving you a severe ghsv1 outbreak, if you have anal sex.

Good luck at the doc's, and let us know what happens.

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