The primary is usually the worst but if someone has hsv1 and contracts hsv2 then it can be very mild. But yes the primary us usually far worse then the following outbreaks
But if you have had the virus for a while without a primary outbreak, and your body has had time to form antibodies, would that make your initial outbreak less severe since you have the antibodies?
Just afraid I may have HSV. I had unprotected sex 12 weeks ago and have been having pain in my buttocks, groin and legs for 8 weeks. Never any lesions. If I do have it and I get an outbreak, I'm hoping I have formed antibodies to fight it.
I really appreciate your optimism
Can you please explain? Just for my own peace of mind.
People look up hsv symptoms and tingling, burning, leg and back pains are on the list. Unfortunately they don't have enough knowledge to understand the context of said symptoms. These symptoms in the absence of lesions is not realistic of hsv. I spoke with one well known hsv expert. This individual told me that in over 30 years he has seen 3 cases where such symptoms were the only tell tail to hsv. That's only three in many thousands. Plus the symptoms never lasted as long as your suggesting.