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"Situation - I received a call today from a recent ex, confirming that what was thought to be a stapf infection has moved into being diagnosed as herpes - not sure of the type. "

Find out how he was tested - swab or blood test and the type that turned up. Which test was done. Was it an IgG HerpeSelect test or the unreliable IgM test? And what location - mouth or genitals? You know you have type 1. If he has type 2 and your blood test turns up negative for type 2 then it was not you. Type one can be passed to a partner's genitals via oral sex.

"Questions:
What % liklihood am I the one who gave this to him (because of my potential HSV Type 1) and how would I know I was having a Type 1 episode without any signs or symptoms?"

Get the blood test results from him (the numeric values on the test) and get yours done (again ask for HerpeSelect IgG test, NOT IgM). Unfortunately, the 'shedding' that occurs does not give any signs or symptoms. So there is no real way to know.

"Could he have contracted this from another partner who unknowingly has the virus which now has surfaced? He's been with two others in the last year besides me)."

Yes. If you can get the results of his blood test (if done) and post here it can give clues to the puzzle. Many many people have had this for years with no outward signs/symptoms and get their first noticeable outbreak years later.

"Have I been living in the dark thinking the Type1 could 99% time (and without fever blisters) be free from spreading or from being contagious?"

Unfortunately, that is what the medical community itself thought. It's only through fairly recent studies that "shedding" was found to enable the virus to infect others without obvious symptoms.

I know it does not help with the 'freaking out' but as you said you did not know or intentionally inflicted this on your partner.

You mentioned having blood work in the past for all STDs. Please note that a herpes blood test is NOT routinely part of a standard STD panel. If you have your records go back and look for tests for HSV1 HSV2. I bet they weren't done as you have to specifically ask for it with most doctors.

Let us know.
Thanks. You are right, the prior std tests did not include an HSV2 test so it is a good thing yesterday's visit with the doc covered that.

I also spent a lot of money going through another complete round of tests for everything under the sun - these tests included blood, and swabs. Did this for peace of mind, etc.

Doc did confirm that in order to pass Type2 you must have Type2 so that made me feel a little better even though I have yet to know if I've been exposed to Type 2.

I'm going to try and get the reults or at least the type of test info from the ex. Will know my reults by week's end.




[QUOTE=SeekingTruth4Al;3768579]"Situation - I received a call today from a recent ex, confirming that what was thought to be a stapf infection has moved into being diagnosed as herpes - not sure of the type. "

Find out how he was tested - swab or blood test and the type that turned up. Which test was done. Was it an IgG HerpeSelect test or the unreliable IgM test? And what location - mouth or genitals? You know you have type 1. If he has type 2 and your blood test turns up negative for type 2 then it was not you. Type one can be passed to a partner's genitals via oral sex.

"Questions:
What % liklihood am I the one who gave this to him (because of my potential HSV Type 1) and how would I know I was having a Type 1 episode without any signs or symptoms?"

Get the blood test results from him (the numeric values on the test) and get yours done (again ask for HerpeSelect IgG test, NOT IgM). Unfortunately, the 'shedding' that occurs does not give any signs or symptoms. So there is no real way to know.

"Could he have contracted this from another partner who unknowingly has the virus which now has surfaced? He's been with two others in the last year besides me)."

Yes. If you can get the results of his blood test (if done) and post here it can give clues to the puzzle. Many many people have had this for years with no outward signs/symptoms and get their first noticeable outbreak years later.

"Have I been living in the dark thinking the Type1 could 99% time (and without fever blisters) be free from spreading or from being contagious?"

Unfortunately, that is what the medical community itself thought. It's only through fairly recent studies that "shedding" was found to enable the virus to infect others without obvious symptoms.

I know it does not help with the 'freaking out' but as you said you did not know or intentionally inflicted this on your partner.

You mentioned having blood work in the past for all STDs. Please note that a herpes blood test is NOT routinely part of a standard STD panel. If you have your records go back and look for tests for HSV1 HSV2. I bet they weren't done as you have to specifically ask for it with most doctors.

Let us know.[/QUOTE]





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