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Oral or genital HSV-1? (repost)
Hello, I just received a positive for HSV-1 on a blood test, however I've never noticed sores on my mouth or nether regions. Is there a way to tell where the virus might manifest itself in the future (or where it has in the past)? Several years ago I slept with someone who told me he had herpes, though he didn't specify which kind, only said he did not have an outbreak at the time. We used a condom, but he did preform oral sex on me. I never noticed any symptoms after I slept with him even though I was on "high alert." I've never had a herpes test before, but I've given blood and had a pap smear without any positive results. Is it possible I've had HSV-1 for many years without any symptoms or did it likely develop more recently, since my last gyn visit? If that's the case, when is it appropriate to tell a sexual partner, if ever? Also, does this prevent me from donating blood? Thanks for any help.
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most adults test + for hsv1. most people have it orally. most people who have hsv1 orally don't get obvious cold sores to know it.  really no reason to think your hsv1 isn't oral from your post.  

donating blood doesn't test for herpes.   you can donate blood when you have herpes - either type.

pap tests don't test for herpes.

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