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I recently have been diagnosed with genital HSV type 1, and my parter was tested negative. He does not want to continue our relationship because he is scared to get HSV 1 from me during intercourse. I have done some research, but nothing concrete has come up about the transmission of genital to genital HSV 1. Could someone please help me out, I honestly feel like there are ways to still maintain a healthy relationship while having HSV 1. Thanks for your time!
How were you diagnoised with HSV-1? How did your partner test negative? Have you been with anyone else in the last 3 months? I am wanting to ensure you were diagnoised properly and he was tested negative.
I had a break out went to the emergency room not knowing what it was, and was tested for HSV and was positive for HSV 1. My partner of 2 years went to a clinic and just asked to get tested for everything because this was before we knew my results, and all of his tests came up negative. He is the only partner that I have had so I am just lost on how I could of contracted genital HSV 1, but either way I just need someone to help get through this, because my partner literally feels like I am a walking virus because he does not understand that I can not give it to him unless I have a breakout. Thank you so much for helping me out!
How did they test your outbreak? Did they look at it? Did they swab it and send it for a culture and tell you a week later? Did they do a blood test?
If you have not had oral sex from anyone other than your boyfriend then chances are he does have herpes. You need to talk to him and ask him if on his test results they have a test that says something like HSV-1 IGG 0.12 HSV-2 IGG 0.34 or something of that nature. Herpes is NOT a part of most STD panels unless you ask for it directly.
You aren't going to get Herpes from a toilet seat or something. With that being said let's get educated about herpes first. HSV is only transmitted by a person who is infected and then has direct skin to skin contact with an uninfected person. HSV is not always present on the skin. For HSV-1 genital (if that is infact what you have) you will have far less outbreaks when compared to HSV-2.
Also the virus does have a period where it is active on the skin and you can transmit the virus during a phase where no symptoms are present. This is called asymptomatic shedding. This for HSV-1 genital is about 5% of days a year so it isn't much. We don't know when this happens.
Again if your partner has a history of cold sores or fever blisters then he has HSV-1 himself and is most likely the person who transmitted it to you. You and your partner should read the information found in the free herpes handbook it has some good information there. This was written by Terri Warren who is a Nurse Practitioner and owner of the West Over Heights Clinic. She is also the MedHelp Herpes Expert (you can pay to post questions to her). So she is extremely knowledgable when it comes to Herpes info.
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