My question is: if we both already have herpes 1 & 2 can we a) re-infect each other or b) cause either of us to have more outbreaks? Also, can we spread the virus to other locations on our own bodies?. In practical terms, this means that since both of you already have HSV-1 and HSV-2 you cannot be re-infected nor will you cause each other to have more outbreaks. If me and my partner have HSV-2 can we give each other oral sex? The herpes simplex viruses, usually referred to as HSV-1 (or oral) and HSV-2 (or genital), are two distinct viruses; the main difference between the two types of herpes being where they tend to make their home in the body. My partner and I both have genital herpes..do we still need to use protection?. Do we still need to use protection?. Fortunately, if you both have the same type of HSV, you likely don’t need to worry about passing it to each other, or to different areas of the body.
Is it possible to test negative for both types and then test positive a few months later, even without an outbreak? What about having a false positive test result? Our expert says. I have been living with both genital herpes and genital warts for many years, but I only recently learned about asymptomatic shedding. Can we never have oral sex without the worry of transmitting it to one another? I have looked at pictures of herpes but what I see doesn’t look the same. Cold sores on the mouth and genital herpes are medically the same condition. We’re both responsible adults who want to do what’s best for each other and ourselves. I would assume its okay too, since we both have HSV2 genital. Is it possible to still have sex with her knowing we both got the same HSV-1 virus with out it spreadin to my genital area?.
Type 1 (HSV-1) is usually oral and Type 2 (HSV-2) is almost always genital. While both viruses can have the same effect, this is the one with the bigger stigma associated with it. Since we both have built antibodies against HSV1, here are my specific questions: 1. It used to be that we (doctors and researchers) thought of herpes 1 as primarily infecting the mouth ( above the belt ) and herpes 2 as primarily infecting the genitals ( below the belt ), but we know now that is just not the case. While both herpes 1 and 2 cause the same type of painful cold sore, the key difference between the two types is recurrence risk. How can you get hsv-2 on the mouth if you never had an oral sex? can you get hsv-2 on your lips when you were a kid?? i always get a cold sore in my lip since i was a kid and i did not know its a virous i thought it comes with the flue but when i read about this virus i thought i have hsv-1 but when i went to do the blood test i found that i have hsv-2 so how come this happens to me??. In addition, we looked at the way our society views oral and genital herpes. For both types, at least two-thirds of infected people have no symptoms, or symptoms too mild to notice. People don’t understand that you can have type 1 genitally or orally, that the two types are essentially the same virus,’ says Marshall Clover, manager of the National Herpes Hotline.
CAN TWO PEOPLE, BOTH INFECTED WITH HERPES 2 HAVE A NORMAL SEX LIFE?. Can someone be infected with both types of herpes viruses? I found out that I have herpes simplex type 2 (HSV-2) about a month and a half ago. Unfortunately, there is no available data on the rate of transmission for same-sex couples. There are two types of herpes simplex viruses: herpes simplex type I and herpes simplex type II. Both can be transmitted by vaginal intercourse, oral sex and rectal intercourse. Many people don’t realize they have genital herpes and often find out when they have a serological exam. There are two types of herpes simplex virus: HSV I and HSV II. If you want to prevent transmission of herpes simplex between partners, we recommend that condoms be used 100 percent of the time. A: Yes, because the same virus causes both genital herpes and cold sores. So if you have HSV-1 then you can spread it through any type of sexual contact where the mouth comes into contact with the genitals (and sometimes the buttocks and legs as well). I began to experience symptoms 2 days after we engaged in oral sex. People who have herpes but no symptoms she. So what we see are folks who either get misdiagnosed or they treat themselves, and of course the symptoms go away so they think they don’t have anything to worry about. Dear Unnamed Guest Who Chose Not to Leave a Name: That’s quite an indictment not just a comment, but a full-fledged indictment of both the blog and the competence of the person who wrote it. We recommend that you attend a sexual health clinic or department of genitourinary medicine. Both types can cause symptoms on the genitals (genital herpes), the face (facial cold sores), or the hand or finger (called a herpetic whitlow). If you and your partner have the same virus you will not reinfect each other even on a different part of the body.