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  1. Just to make a comment about the question if your mom has HSV-2. This question does not make sense. When a child gets HSV-2 during the labor, the baby gets really really sick, with the fear to die. When the baby gets it, you will no he got it. The baby will always get sick. This you can research, it's 100% true. Regards,
  2. Take a blood work. It will say if you have antibodies. It is extremly reliable after 3 months of last exposure.
  3. You shouldn't feel bad. You proceded like the text-book. It's normal that you feel bad about it, but don't let it take your energy since you acted un the right way. As a man, I can tell you that he is probably having all the thoughts we have when we get the virus: - Nobody is gonna love me. - I am dirty. - How did I allow this in my life. - This is my fault. - I'll have this for the rest of my life. - Everybody is gonna make fun of me. - I don't want people to know about it. - Should I stay in this relationship? I don't want to disclose this to a new person. If he likes y
  4. If I were you, I'd stop thinking about it. 80% of population has HSV-1. What if he had it and doesn't know it? What if he got it when he was a kid? What if he already got it and won't get it genitally? What if... What if... What if There are always chances, but there are chances he already has it, etc. HSV-1 is really common, and you can't know if he didn't get tested before bbeing with you, or if he gets tested now. I'd suugest you to ask him to get tested. Also, the frequence of outbreaks you have are high. Are you sure you have HSV-1 and not HSV-2? Normally, HSV-1 genital outbr
  5. And also, you get HSV-1 genital when you didn't acquire HSV-1 oral before. If your first exposure to the virus is with oral sex, that's when you get HSV-1 genital.
  6. Transmission of HSV-1 genital to genital is extremely rare. Viral shedding of HSV-1 genital herpes is less than 2%. You get HSV-1 from oral sex if you have HSV-1 oral. If he never got tested before being with you, you can't know. 80% of population already has HSV-1.
  7. IGG test are highly reliable after 6 months of exposure. My suggestion is to get a swab test when you get an outbreak. The other way if you want to really know if you in fact have herpes, take the UW Western Blot test. That's the golden standard test for herpes. I would suggest that you don't have herpes and you have anonther condition. There are several conditions that can be mistaken for herpes. Regards,
  8. Hi, I'd like to tell you that having genital HSV-1 is different than genital HSV-2. 50-80% of americans already have oral HSV-1. Once you get it orally (normally during chilhood), you build inmunity to get it in other places. Viral shedding of genital HSV-1 is extremly low (1-2%) compared to gential hsv-2 (12-20%). According to Terry Warren, a well known researcher about herpes, transmission of genital HSV-1 does not occur (or it is extremly rare) from genital to genital contact. It occurs from oral sex. Outbreaks with genital hsv-1 are less common. Normally, it is 1.2 per y
  9. Hi Brii, You are not alone on this. THe answer is NO. Your kids won't get it sharing spoons or towels. It is skin to skin contact. Regarding Herpes 1, 50-80% of americans already have it. If your kids don't catch it from you, they will end up catching it from kissing in the future. About herpes-2. Well. I'd suggest to ask your partner to get tested and know if you both have it, so you can make choices about your sex life. Check this video, you will get all the informatino you need from Terry Warren. SHe is one of the best researchers and experts about herpes. If you like it, keeo
  10. The easy answer for this is, "try to remember how you felt when you were diagnosed with herpes, when you found it out, when you felt disrespected". He has all the right to hate you, to never talk to you again, to forgive you, to stop talking to you, etc. That's up to him. I remember the person who gave it to me when I asked her what she feels about the guy that gave her herpes whitout disclosing. Her answer was "hate". She still felt hate after 10 years. My answer was, "so what do you expect from me if you treated me in the same way he treated you". These are lessons. Apologize and mo
  11. The answer is YES. Once you get it, viral shedding occurs on your genitalia, not just where you got it. Studies show it when they study viral shedding and swab genitalia every day for a year, when you have and don't have outbreaks.
  12. NO problem. I'm glad I helped you. So, yeah. Disclosing HSV-1 genital is even more controversial than disclosing hsv-2 genital. Scientifically, you won't transmit HSV-1 genitally from genital to genital. Also, the chances your next partner has it are high. As you listened to this researcher in the podcast, she said, "I don't know if you should disclose hsv-1 before kissing, but you should disclose it if you are gonna perform oral sex". It gets complicated, isn't it? That's why I said "Disclosure of genital hsv-1 is more trust than transmission".
  13. NO problem. I'm glad I helped you. So, yeah. Disclosing HSV-1 genital is even more controversial than disclosing hsv-2 genital. Scientifically, you won't transmit HSV-1 genitally from genital to genital. Also, the chances your next partner has it are high. As you listened to this researcher in the podcast, she said, "I don't know if you should disclose hsv-1 before kissing, but you should disclose it if you are gonna perform oral sex". It gets complicated, isn't it? That's why I said "Disclosure of genital hsv-1 is more trust than transmission".
  14. Yes. No problem. I don't know if you are into science, but HSV-1 genital shedding is 2% of days, while hsv2 genital shedding is 17%. That's why. Transmission of genital hsv-1 occurs from oral sex. Also, the chances your next partner has hsv-1 are 50% at least. If he already has hsv-1, he wont't get it. Once you get it and build antibodies after 6 months-one year, you are not likely to get it in other place of your body. Also, if you don't get an outbreak in the next year with genital HSV-1, you are 80% likely to never again have one. Probably you also wanna know if your partner
  15. HI, Yes. Every person who catches it gets the dilemma you are dealing with. However, I would approach in a different way: 1. I got genital herpes, but the nicer one. HSV-1. The recurrences are low. Worst case scenario is one per year. Most people have just one outbreak of HSV-1 and nothing else. 2. Viral shedding of genital HSV-1 is so low and transmission is barely insignificant, that disclosure of genital HSV-1 is more trust than transmission. Genital to genital transmission of HSV-1 is extremly rare. 3. 80% of the population has HSV-1, 67% or 50% of americans has it. I
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