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Quick Question - HSV2 protection against HSV1

Hi. Could someone please give me your insight. I was diagnosed with genital hsv2 about 11 years ago (picked it up without even sleeping with this particular girl). Outbreaks became rarer and rarer and only when I was super stressed or drank too much etc. I hadn’t got an OB in two years and was delighted.

I recently received unprotected oral sex from a girl I know for a while and literally 8 days later got an OB on foreskin. That was about 7 weeks ago and I now woke up to another OB but this time on my scrotum (I don’t believe I’ve ever got an OB there before. I have been under huge stress lately.

Now I’m freaked out that I picked up hsv1 from this encounter _ she had no visible sores but that means nothing right!

What is the likelihood of me picking this up while having genital hsv2?

I know that I tested negative for hsv1 many years ago when tested but positive for hsv2 genitally.

I did not have intercourse with this girl and just oral. Would I not be more likely to pick up hsv1 orally than genitally?

I must be the unluckiest guy around and I feel filthy for so many years over this curse of a virus.

I would really appreciate your expert views.
Thanks.
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Hsv2 offers no real protection against hsv1. The odds this is a newly acquired genital hsv1 infections is extremely low. My bet is this is your hsv2. You can have the lesions swabbed and tested.
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Thanks so much for replying. Hate this condition. Anyone else have a view?
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