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I received unprotected oral sex for approximately 5 minutes two days ago from someone that didn't have any visible sores but was probably a high risk. Now I'm freaked out after searching the Internet and I'm very confused.
Here's what I've gathered:
* You can get HSV1 from receiving unprotected oral.
* Incubation period is generally 2-7 days for all types of herpes
* Other STDs are much harder to get by receiving oral
* You can get also HSV2 from receiving oral but it's highly unlikely
Is that correct?
What I don't understand is:
* What are the symptoms of HSV1 genital herpes? Are they the same as HSV2?
* During the prodrome stage HSV1 genital herpes, a fever can occur but what about congestion? Or, do I just have a cold?
* How safe am I if no blisters show up after 7 days? I know I won't be 100% in the clear but will I be at least 95%?
* What are the chances of getting HSV1 from oral if you've never had normal HSV1? Are they the same as oral to oral? If there's a 3-5% chance of passing HSV during shedding does that apply to all types of contact?
* WHEN CAN I STOP FREAKING OUT
have you ever been tested for herpes before to know your status?
no need to be checking out your penis daily. if you contracted a std from this encounter, you'll know it. you'll either have lesions that are painful or itchy or you'll have pain and/or discharge with urination.
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