Herpes Community
Getting herpes 1 genital without being sexually active.
About This Community:

This forum is an un-mediated, patient-to-patient forum for questions and support regarding herpes issues such as: Herpes symptoms and treatments, causes, diagnosis, and herpes in men, tests, telling your spouse or partner.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Getting herpes 1 genital without being sexually active.

I was just told I have HSV 1 genital, but I have never had sex or oral sex or givin oral sex.  I am not understanding how I could get this without being sexually active. I noticed the bumps after shaving and it hurt to pee so I went in and he did a few tests.  It came back I have strep and HSV 1.  Are these tests usually correct?  I am just not understanding how I got genital herpes without being sexually active.
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
897535 tn?1295210035
You've never been sexually active so there's no chance for genital herpes. A positive blood test would mean you have oral HSV1, even if you've never had symptoms. Aside from that and in the future, only a swab/culture can tell you if you have genital HSV1.
Blank
101028 tn?1419606604
How did they diagnose  you as having hsv1 genitally? was it a lesion culture of active symptoms or thru a blood test? If you aren't sure, call and ask.

grace
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Herpes Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top STDs Answerers
1998092 tn?1391246445
Blank
catinbarefeet
Avatar m tn
Blank
Fleetwood20
Avatar m tn
Blank
Squints9958
3149845 tn?1452625053
Blank
Life360_Dave
fort lauderdale, FL
Avatar m tn
Blank
feelingundone
Avatar n tn
Blank
veryworried420