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I haven't done the blood test and have never had any signs of it to get swabbed. I realize that's not a guarantee, but without getting into too much detail, knowing the history of my partners I'm pretty sure I don't have it.
if you've had sex with anyone ever, you need to pursue a type specific herpes igg blood test to see what your status is. You might have hsv1 and not know it too so a proper screening is always a good idea so you two can make educated decisions about what precautions to take.
your risk of contracting hsv2 from your partner is very low on average. any steps she takes to lower your risk - avoiding sex when she has symptoms, daily suppressive therapy and condoms, just puts the odds even more in your favor.
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