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Genital HSV 1. Lots of questions

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Hello, I'm new here. I just received the call yesterday confirming that I have genital HSV 1. I slept with a guy over a month ago and he rimmed me. A few days later I developed what I thought was a rash around my anus. I went to the doctor and she said it looked like herpes and took a culture. She sent me home with an antiviral medication which I finished. The culture came back negative for HSV 1. I have a thousand questions that I wasn't comfortable asking my doctor. I have done countless hours of research on the internet but most of what I'm finding refers to genital HSV 2.


I asked the doctor about antiviral medication and she called in a prescription for me in case I feel an OB coming on in the future but said that it wasn't necessary for me to be on daily suppressive therapy because it's HSV 1. I am a single woman and would like to continue dating. Is it better for me to go on suppressive therapy?


The initial OB was around my anus with no blisters or rash near my vagina. If a guy goes down on me is it possible for him to contract oral herpes through shedding even if he doesn't make any contact with my anus or anal area?


I'm aware that health wise I'm going to be fine and is it more of an inconvenience than anything. So my questions/concerns really have to do with transmission to future partners.


I know there are no hard and fast rules for herpes but any information would be greatly appreciated.

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