Hello Dr. Handsfield/Hook ,
When i was little, I used to get cold sores on my lips and on the right side of my nose.
I am a female, early twenties, not sexually active. I had my first kiss with a male in his early twenties who is highly promiscuous with over 12 female sexual partners. I don’t think he has male partners and i don’t know whether he practices safe sex or not.
My encounter with him involved 3-4 kisses. They were brief , somewhat deep, each did not last more than a minute. Touched tongues a couple of times, and I sucked on his bottom lip. He also kissed my neck.
3-4 days after, my left side gum was inflammed. 8 days after the kisses, after brushing, I felt pain in the right side of my neck and the gum on my right jaw was inflamed and I had a small cold sore on the right side of my upper lip. It was red, elevated and had a pore on it. (I had a similar sore show up last year). The areas under my tongue were inflamed as well. The pain was from the bottom of the neck to my right ear and under my jaw. Both the inside of my bottom lip and the lip itself were irritated.The next day, I had body aches, a mild sore throat, and a lot of jaw pain from the inflammation. The symptoms were less the next day.
1)What are the risks of kissing someone with such a high number of sexual partners?
2) Do I have HSV-1?
3)Could I spread it to my genitals by touch? showering etc?
4)If I have HSV-1, what are these symptoms I am experiencing now? Could I possibly have been infected with HSV-2 from this guy?
5)Since he is very promiscuous, what are the chances that he has oral HSV-2?
6)If he has HSV-2 in the mouth and he has sores, could I get HSV-2 from this incident?
7) What about the syphilis? Should I expect mono in 4-6 weeks?
8)I am having a full body laser hair removal session in 6 days. Includes the lips and the genitals. Should I go along with the appointment?
9) What is the right thing to do next time I am in a similar situation where kissing will be involved?