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I am recently back into the dating secene after a divorce. Met a great guy who recently became intimate with. I just came off of a cold sore outbreak. Everything was cleared up. Looked great. Went to see my guy last night, was intimate with him and had oral sex. Upon retuning home that night I noticed a red bump on my lower lip. I take daily zovirax for suprssive therapy. I am freaking out that I have really done something to make this go from bad to worse. HELP ME sort through this....
I am unsure about my partners status. And I do see your concern about my testing with supressive therapy.
My issue is that with an outbreak that occurred within hours of being intimate what is the liklihood of passing this to my partner? Especially being on supressive therapy. I literally have 1 sore on my lip.
If your partner already gets cold sores (oral HSV-1) then he really isn't at risk for contracting it genitally. Sure, performing oral sex when you have a cold sore present is playing with fire a bit, but as Grace said, now is the time to figure out what both of you have and don't have. Your partner, like most adults, likely has oral HSV-1 as well and isn't really at risk, but if he can't remember having a cold sore then testing is necessary. When you have a cold sore present with or without suppressive therapy the viral load is going to be much higher than when no sore is present.
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