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Jun 23, 2014
"Welcome to the forum. Nobody has ever been known to acquire any STD through clothing, even in the circumstances you describe. I cannot say the risk is zero, but it remains extremely low, and probably zero, even with the abrasions. i..."
Jun 23, 2014
"HSV-1 is much LESS transmissible than genital HSV-2. This makes your risk still lower than discussed before. Famvir is just another HSV suppressive drug -- not much different than valacyclovir or acyclovir. Do your best to move on w..."
Jun 23, 2014
"Since you both have been treated, I see no reason you and your wife cannot safely resume your normal sexual practices. The chance either of you failed treatment is very low. Still, I would recommend you both be retested in 3-4 weeks. ..."
Jun 23, 2014
"Welcome to the forum. This is a revised reply. As you correclty noted, I misread part of your question -- so I'm starting over! Sorry for any confusion. Up to half of all adults in the US have HSV-1, mostly oral, and mostly they are..."
Jun 23, 2014
"Welcome. However, this question belongs in the HIV Prevention and Safe Sex Forum; this forum is for non-HIV STD questions. Accordingly, there won't be an opportunity for follow-up discussion. It is statistically very unlikely a par..."
Jun 23, 2014
"Welcome back to the forum. Multiple usernames and accounts are discouraged, and the web administrator may be in touch to merge your two accounts. You don't say enough about either your or your partner's sexual lifestyles, but I have ..."
Jun 23, 2014
"I missed that your partner was on suppressive medication. Your risk was even lower than I suggested above -- zero for all practical purposes. Had you consulted me before you had your first IgG test, I would have recommended you not be ..."
Jun 22, 2014
"Noted; see above."
Jun 22, 2014
"Welcome to the forum and thanks for your question. I'll try to help. There is good research on the transmission risk from vaginal sex when one member of the couple has HSV-2. And those data are strongly in your favor. The study invo..."
Jun 22, 2014
"These details do not change my opinion or advice. HIV never causes one or two scattered enlarged lymph nodes. That the tonsils are lymphoid tissue is irrelevant; the tonsils are involved in virtually any viral infection of the throat. ..."