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.
I had a boyfriend several months ago that had herpes and didn't tell me about it. We only had sex three times and spread the encounters out over a series of months but each encounter was unprotected. Right after I found out about the herpes, I got tested about a week after we had last had sex. I came beack clean but I recently discovered that tests shouldn't be taken until 6 weeks after the last episode of unprotected sex. I've done a lot of research and I know that the chances of contracted herpes when someone was not having an outbreak is slim but I've also learned that some outbreaks are so mild that one doesn't even notice. Also, after I got the results back, I pursued a relationship with someone else and haven't used condoms because we were both tested and clean. What are the chances of me having genital herpes? What are the chances of my boyfriend getting herpes?
Actually you should get your blood test done 3 or 4 months after the last time you had sex with this person. if you need the peace of mind, repeat it at that point.
the odds of you contracting hsv2 from 3 sexual encounters is pretty low but it can happen.
Are you sure your current partner was tested for herpes too? It's not a part of routine std testing in most clinics unless you specifically ask for it. also since it hasn't been long enough for you to properly test for hiv and hsv from your former partner, probably best to err on the side of caution and use condoms if you are concerned.
Thank you. I have had no symptoms but my mind tends to wander back to the subject from time to time. My current partner was tested for herpes 6 weeks after his last sexual experience and came up clean. I'll make sure that I transfer the informaton to him but I highly doubt he has anything seeing as I was his second sexual experience.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.