I got clinically diagnosed with genital herpes (type 2) about seven years back, while I was still attending college and had a silly one-night stand. Herpes is caused by a virus. I was told that even though he hasn’t had an outbreak for a while, it is still possible to spread it. As well i got an HIV and all other blood related STI tests 6 Days after a possible encounter, giving i assume a base line for the previous months. In time, you’ll likely come up with a few ways that will let both of you feel safe and enjoy your sexual adventures, regardless of herpes. So, if you are infected with HSV-1 in your genital area after receiving oral sex, recurrences will be uncommon and your infection will be milder than if you were infected with HSV-2, which is a related virus that is more strongly associated with genital herpes. Though genital herpes is less contagious when there is not an outbreak, there is still a possibility of spreading it even when no sores are present.
I am terrified and also pretty certain this is hiv as I have never felt symptoms like this before. Almost all people with genital HSV-1 never had any prior herpes infection. I think I’ll wear a wetsuit on evenings out now….. Talking about sex and the type of fun each partner wants to have is important. It’s important to talk to your partners to maintain your sexual health and that of our community. Different lice like different parts of the human body — head, body or pubic areas — and each infestation is caused by a different species, meaning that lice do not move from one area to another during one infestation. If both partners have the same type of herpes (type 1 or 2), then many would say that condoms are not necessary because both partners are already infected.
If indeed, only one partner is infected, then discussing risk and what type of sex and protection to use is important. Finally, some doctors recommend the use of medications like acyclovir to reduce the risk of the spread of herpes from a regular partner with herpes to one without herpes infection. Being open and honest with your partner is always a good idea.