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I got tested because i discovered i had a cold sore on my lip last week. I got tested because I did not want to assume that oral is HSV 1 and also wanted to know if I have HSV 2. Doctor prescribed Valaciclovir but this is from looking at my sore and even before seeing these results. I was the one who wanted to be tested.
I am overseas - in south asia and this is the first time i've had an outbreak. The first doctor i went to didn't even know that blood test specific to HSV 1 and 2 are available locally. HSV 1 is not common in my community. Doctors would say that only 10% of their dermatology patients come to them for HSV 1.
I am male, in my late 40s. Scared that i may have given HSV to my wife or my children. I have also had genital warts when i was in my 20s and did pass this on to my spouse.
Pls interpret my results.
Some more questions...
my other child gets inside mouth sores and i am thinking if this is from his braces or can also be HSV.
If i gave my wife HSV 1 and she gets oral herpes, can she still get genital herpes? I gave oral a month ago.
Does this mean no more kissing? No more sharing of water bottles, towels, utensils?
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