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We both have herpes, safe sex?

My girlfriend has had the herpes virus (test confirmed) for several years. She has had two oral outbreaks, the last one two years ago.

I probably got the virus from her (unprotected sex), and had my first outbreak (genital) two weeks ago.

Since I took medications (acyclovir) right after spotting the first blisters, my outbreak was minor and 5 days later I was perfectly fine again. I did take a 10-day break on sex.

However, I just noticed ONE very small herpes-like blister in the same area that I had my first outbreak. It's so small that it's hard to spot.

The question is: we are both infected (genital for me, oral for her). I may have a very small herpes blister that will probably cause no discomfort at all during sex. If we have unprotected sex, is there a chance that this will induce an outbreak in her genital area??
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so what testing have you both had so far?  do you both have hsv1?  

grace
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We took something like IgM and IgG tests. The test was for both HSV 1 and 2 in the same result (will score positive if have type 1, 2 or both)

The IgG test scored positive. From what I read about the first outbreak after infection (2 to 20 days), I can conclude that she is the one whom I got the virus from.
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you can't be sure you have hsv1 genitally from a blood test dear.

it appears the blood testing you both had done was a waste of time and money anyways. you had igm testing done which current cdc recommendations advise against. you also had non-type specific igg blood testing done which tells you nothing. you'll both have to seek out type specific herpes igg blood testing and go from there for better answers.

grace
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Thanks Grace,

But without thinking only about tests, here are some more facts:

- I got myself tested in february, negative in all of them.
- She is the only person that I've had unprotected sex with in the past months
- She has had two confirmed oral herpes outbreaks

So, assuming that I got the virus from her. The question is: can an outbreak in my penis trigger a virus outbreak in her genitals?
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no it will not.
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