Thats what I figured since she still has it, He told her chances are that she wont transmit because its not in its area of preference and its rare to shed and cause future outbreaks. He told her if anything it will feel like a cut or yeast infection since it mimics it.
So with th at she is feeling much better and calls the doctor regularly just to ask questions for more reassurance.
yes indeed you do still need to disclose! it's part of being honest as well as you don't and your partner has the worst luck possible and does contract it, you can be sued. It's part of being sexually responsible and you can't ***** a partners risk until you've both been open and honest about everything.
I'm glad she's making progress :)
Hi Grace and Petal,
My gf spoke to a doctor and the doctor told her that she has nothing to worry about in regards to her genital type 1. He told her she doesnt even have to disclose because nor I nor a future partner will be exposed to her hsv because of its low shedding and transmission rate. I wanted to run this by you and see your thoughts. He is an STD specialist.
My gf is much better than when she was diagnosed. She is learning to accept it and is starting to feel more and more like herself.
we don't test children for herpes unless they have obvious symptoms. he had the flu which is probably what he passed on to this son, not herpes.
Hi Grace, Just wanted to update you.So my gfs' ex did test positive for hsv 1. His doctor supposedly failed to tell him in January when they were both tested. He continues to blame her as he says theres no way he could have contracted it without having any symptoms. He did tell her that over the winter he did get sick with the flu a lot but that was ti he never had a visible sore until the week after my gf was diagnosed where he developed a sore on the corner of his lip. My gf is a little content that he finally realized it came from him but is not happy that his doctor failed to tell him because she told him it want a big deal and assumed he already knew about it. Initially his doctor told him he tested negative for everything but then my gf told him that he was probably only tested for hsv 2 since thats the one everyone is most concerned with.
He is now doing his research as he is scared he might have given hsv to his son who was also sick with the flu the same time my gf was sick. They both had fevers of 105 and its too much of a coincidence.
no, not everyone is born with herpes! herpes is acquired during life.
I'm guessing her ex didn't even get tested for herpes. even if he did, even the best blood tests still miss 1 out of every 10 hsv1 infections. her having a + igm is almost meaningless due to the high false positive rates with igm testing for herpes. her gyn should get out of the habit of even ordering them on patients and should be following current cdc herpes guidelines in their practice.
she probably at this point should just stop discussing this with him and cut off contact. she knows what she has and where she has it, her past partners are in her past and no longer an issue. she doesn't need the added stress of him trying to prove there's no way it could've come from him. She let him know what she has and if he chooses not to follow up properly or wants to think there's no way he could have it, so be it.
Hi Grace one final question. So my gf met up with her ex. He wanted to discuss the exam she took. My guess is that he was not aware of his oral infection and wants to know the exam her doctors did on her. My gf told him that it was the herpeselect type specific exam as well as a positive culture she had done. He however told her that if the test come back positive then she gave it to him as he was tested previously for everything (he says) and everything was negative. My gfs tests at the time of her outbreak were igg negative for both hsv's hsv 0.12 and hsv 2 0.25. Her igm was positive which her GYN was for recent infection. Her ex continues to blame her and told her that eveyrone is born with herpes and its up to them to have an outbreak or not. I dont believe this. Is there another way to prove that he was the source. His GP is obviously not educated in this as she told him he was tested for everything.
if she thinks she is having more discharge than usual, she should be seen and get it checked out. it's not due to her herpes.
Thank you my anxiety is taking over me :/ i didnt see anything On the post about wetness but i will reread
As Grace stated, these are questions we've answered. I posted two links from Dr. Hook/Handsfield that speak to transmission of GHSV1. Please go back thru your original post to find them.
Genital herpes requires heat/friction to take hold - it's the act of sex that transmits it - it needs to be "massaged" into the skin.
I was reading online to see if I saw something for genital to genital hsv 1 transmission and have not found anything. Has anyone caught it this way or is it exclusively transmitted through oral sex.
Hi Grace, what about her secretions and wetness? Am I at risk from her ghsv 1 from that? At this point im worried because she is not on medication and weve been using condoms on and off.
no, her herpes wouldn't cause these symptoms.
What are the chances of getting her ghsv1 on my hands or her on her hands? She has been feeling tingling and numbness on her arm still so maybe she innoculated herself?
Also and sorry for being graphic. My girlfriend gets wet a lot and Im worried that I might get this through her wetness. Last intercourse we had she came and her cum was all over my whole boxer short area. If ghsv1 doesnt shed and is said to be ”non-evasive” could I be at risk for coming into contact with her secretions?
Maybe I was mis reading the information from the original post. I wanted to know if anyone on here got their ghsv1 through ghsv1 contact or is it exclusively transmitted through oral sex?
we discussed this at length in your original post about this. reread it again as needed :)
Am I at more of a risk if my gf is not on suppressive therapy and we have unprotected sex? Im negative for both types of hsv's.
If we stay in a long term relationship and possibly marry will I eventually get it?
it happens, but since hsv1 sheds very little chances are very low