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Sex after herpes!? Help


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After having my first ever OB(HSV1) in January and getting over it, I had sex 2/3 weeks after and some slight tears due to soreness caused my second OB end of February. I had anti viral tablets for both of these which seemed to clear them both up. in between both OB’s I also had terrible face coldsores. A week on from finishing my second dose of tablets I’ve been feeling less sore, no visible sores and a slight bit of itching. My boyfriend gave me oral sex over the weekend and I now have a coldsore on my face appear... is this linked or massive coincidence???

So paranoid and just desperate for this to settle down. 

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Your boyfriend giving you oral sex wouldn't bring about an oral outbreak for you, so I'd chalk that up to coincidence. Know that this is not representative of how the rest of your life (or even in 6 months) is likely to be with genital HSV-1. After your body gets a hold on the virus by building up antibodies, you'll have less outbreaks and less severe outbreaks over time. And specifically with genital HSV-1, there is much less viral shedding (which translates to less outbreaks and less risk of passing it genitally to your boyfriend). 

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