The good news is that this occurs very rarely. This may be a dumb question but my BF and I both have herpes. It has not been determined whether or not any herbal or natural supplements have any effect on reducing the risk of HSV2 transmission. I’ve just had with a guy on October 31st and I wasn’t aware that I was infected. My doctor told me that she has married patients that have unprotected sex without any transmissions, but she never mentioned anything about oral sex. There is a new blood test that can tell you if you have HSV 1 or HSV 2 in your body.
If she has herpes type 1, then she may not have transmitted herpes to her genital area, so if only she has HSV-1 orally, you may not have contracted herpes this time. For some this may be stating the obvious, but let me first say that you should always tell your partner if you have herpes, even if you have no symptoms. (Now, because I have more obs, we have to talk about it more.) He has never been weird about it with me, only sympathetic. A diagnosis of genital herpes can be very distressing. However, condom use has to be consistent to get that much risk reduction. Also, herpes lesions generally do not cause scarring when they heal, and active lesions do not persist more than a couple of weeks; lesions that have not improved that significantly after 2 or more weeks are probably not herpetic.
And just an FYI – I’m not sure if I have HSV-1 or HSV-2; I was diagnosed after the doctor looked at my first outbreak and the blood test is still coming back negative. 5 Clinicians can address these concerns by encouraging patients to recognize that while herpes is not curable, it is a manageable condition. Though they haven’t appeared in court, their names are referenced by the parents in police dossiers. Or that my partner has carried it for a long time and never had an outbreak, but passed it to me and after 3 years it finally shows up. My soon to be ex-wife contracted herpes 1 and 2 while I tested positive for herpes 1 only. But what about other forms of prevention?
On the other hand, by telling your partner you have herpes and allowing them to enter into the relationship with full knowledge of your infection, you reduce the likelihood of them becoming infected with herpes. We had the STD talk at the beginning of our relationship and both got tested for HIV-the tests came negative. I had my first outbreak just a week ago. And the diagnosis inevitably warped the way I thought about myself. People don’t understand that you can have type 1 genitally or orally, that the two types are essentially the same virus,’ says Marshall Clover, manager of the National Herpes Hotline. Tell your sex partners that you have Chlamydia so they can be tested and treated, if necessary.
Question Have you ever been diagnosed with herpes simplex virus? The earliest protective antibody proteins (globulins) tend to respond with a specific type of immunoglobulin named type G. 1) me on daily Valtrex 2) condoms all the time for now 3) no oral sex on me, he isn’t quite comfortable thinking he isn’t at risk, sucks for me but I’m ok with it 4) abstain completely (even with condom use) if I think an outbreak is coming on – thankfully I haven’t had an outbreak 3+ years and for sure not since he and I started dating so that hasn’t been an issue. You can also use both hands to separate the lips of your vulva, so that urine doesn’t touch the sores. I would feel more comfortable asking, “would you be willing to take this risk?” if I knew that we both had a serious emotional investment in a relationship, but since that won’t be the case, how do I do this? How Likely Are Bizarre Twin Scenarios.
But it definitely isn’t needed to prevent transmission to each other. You can also get herpes from an infected sex partner who does not have a visible sore or who may not know he or she is infected because the virus can be released through your skin and spread the infection to your sex partner (s).