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Hi, I'm 49 years old and recently diagnosed after having 3 OBs, all on my sacrum, which is where the original infection occurred. I've never had an OB anywhere else. My question is, even though I am HSV-2 positive, if a sex partner exposed me to HSV-2 on my genitals, would I also start getting OBs there, almost like another primary infection location?

Anyone else have sacral herpes without any genital involvement? 

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It is harder to auto-inoculate (spread herpes to other parts of your body) after your immune system has established antibodies, which normally takes around a year for the average person. And basically, a partner with the same strain of herpes (in this case HSV-2) possibly exposing you to it via asymptomatic viral shedding (assuming you're not having sex during an outbreak of course) would be much like auto-inoculation, which is rare except for those with compromised immune systems.

Here's an article that goes into more detail on auto-inoculation: https://www.herpesopportunity.com/post/how-can-you-get-herpes 

Hope this helps! 

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