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First blood test at 2 weeks after exposure was negative >.2 second blodd test at 8 weeks was positive for at 2.3 for HSV1 this was an IGG test sonoran quest labs there was a number of  was this a WB test or not? Should I get a WB test or assume I have HSV 1 and plan accordinly.
Additionally, is it true that HSV 1 in the genitails (this is where my first outbreak was) is much less contagious than HSV 2? What should I know about trasmitting this to my partner?
Thanks again fro the info The Hepes Handbook suggested something different. I took this directly from there:
"A study completed in the summer of 2002 evaluated whether antivi-
ral therapy, taken daily, could reduce the risk of transmission of HSV 2 in
healthy, heterosexual adults over the age of 18, from an infected partner
to an uninfected one. The person with herpes took either valacyclcovir
500 mg daily or placebo. The study followed the couples for a total
of 8 months, drawing the blood of the uninfected partner monthly to
look for infection. The study found that the taking of valacyclovir daily
reduced transmission by 48% over placebo (or sugar pill)."
Your thoughts on this?
Also I have a question regarding trasmiting that is NOT discussed. Both partners have HSV2 it was said to be rare to trasmit it to a new locations. But what about HSV1, if we both have it Genitally, could I give it to my partner in the mouth by oral sex?
if you and a partner both have hsv1 genitally, very unlikely you'd transmit it to a partner's oral area if they didn't already have it there ( anywhere from 1/4 - 2/3's of folks with hsv1 genitally also have it orally ).
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