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What are the chances I got HSV-1 genital from this encounter?
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What are the chances I got HSV-1 genital from this encounter?

Time: 6 months ago

I had a female give me unprotected oral sex.

She had no visible cold sores.

I have no idea what her STD history is.


Symptoms for me: Nothing until 3 weeks ago. I had some burning whenever I urinated. My doctor said I had bacteria in my urine and I got anti-biotics, and I took them for a week, and now I feel a lot better. The past 3-4 days, I have experienced a little clear discharge about once a day. But, I haven't had sex, or masturbated in 3 weeks, which is very uncommon for me. Don't know if this has anything to do with fears.


I am worried about getting HSV-1 Genital. I am just paranoid.

I realize it can be transmitted even with no cold sores. I realize most people with HSV-1 Genital have no symptoms.



With all that said, how would you rate my chances of getting it under the circumstances?



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I think the chances of your contracting HSV 1 at one episode of receiving oral sex is very small indeed.

Have you actually been tested to know if you already have HSV 1?  

Terri
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Thank you for the reply.


I am waiting for test results.


I also was researching the difference between yeast infection symptoms and herpes symptoms.


I have clear discharge sometimes

I don't have any sores or blisters

a little burning while urinating


Is this closer to a UTI/Yeast infection or herpes?
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Normally, yeast infections don't cause discharge or burning while urinating.

Terri
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Why do you think it's unlikely to get HSV-1 orally after just 1 time?

If you had to guess, doing oral with a girl with no sores and just one time, what % would you give?


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It's the "just one time" statistic.  While it is possible, we do see more transmission with discordant couples over time, with more exposures, just the accumulation of experiences makes it more likely that transmission will occur.  But I have seen people get herpes with a single encounter, yes.  

I'm sorry, but once again, I have no statistics on this.

Terri
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