I tested positive for HSV1 so how do i know if I have HSV2 i have not had any sores, or anything down there only a lot of itching and i once in a while have like 1 bump that lasts for 2 days kind of like a pimple would that mean that i have HV2?. If sores or signs that an outbreak is coming show up at the time of delivery, the baby may be delivered by cesarean section (also called a C-section). I only remember him having a cold sore once. HSV 2 on genitals can appear anywhere in the boxer short area. Remember that herpes outbreaks can show up anywhere in the boxer shorts area so not just genital, specifically. If you want the western blot, we can order that for you easily. I think that theoretically u can have symptoms anywhere (e.g. hands) but curious what is ‘typical’ if there i such a thing HAS ANYONE HEARD OF RASH/BLISTERS ON FOREARMS/ELSEWHERE?. I can’t imagine they would know if the arm rash (tiny tiny blisters) would be related to H. But unbroken skin holds up pretty well against the virus, and HSV-2 really prefers your genitals. So in the genital area, that means the ENTIRE boxer short area.
Even with all the facts understood, we can only do our best to prevent infections or challenges. Can I catch the herpes virus from toilets, or sharing soap, bath towels, etc? To have genital herpes does not necessarily mean you will need complete abstinence from sex or a reduced enjoyment of sex. So for example, if you contract herpes in the genital region usually an outbreak can pop up anywhere in the boxer short area. I have read that herpes symptoms can occur days to weeks after contracting the virus, but I have also read that it takes 12 to 16 weeks for the virus to show up on a blood test. Genital HSV-1 is mostly acquired via oral sex, with individuals who have never had oral HSV-1 being the most susceptible and likely to show symptoms if infected. Common sense hygiene is sufficient, like not sharing a just used bath towel, underwear or swimsuit bottoms, but I doubt few do that anyway! Everything else is fine, even mixing laundry together. Genital herpes and outbreaks do NOT affect menstruation, so if you notice any significant changes in your menstruation, you should seek medical advice.
I’m not sure how the virus would’ve attached so far from my penis, but I haven’t really come up with any other possible causes that cause sores similar to the one I described. For that reason, the large majority of initial herpes outbreaks appear at the sites of maximum friction during sex: the penis, vaginal opening and labia minor in women, the anus following anal sex. (But the quick answer is that recurrences could be anywhere in the boxer shorts area; Genital herpes is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI). Medication, education and self-help treatment help to reduce symptoms and limit the number of herpes outbreaks. Can I pass the virus to a partner when I have no signs or symptoms? How soon after sex can I have a check-up? Genital herpes does not affect fertility in men or women. I am hoping you guys can help us out and answer some questions for us. I am merely going to pipe up just as a light hearted comment. Gay male who is currently in a relationship with an partner who has both HSV1 and HSV2. Dancer said if his outbreaks are on his penis then he should not be shedding from his butt.
The area that is covered by, say, your boxer shorts is where the virus sheds. Just remember: having a knowledgeable HSV+ partner is safer. So I have been dating this girl for a solid month now and she has always been on the fence about having sex or doing anything sexual. I say that to say that if you are not willing to date someone with HSV-1 you are cutting your dating pool in half. If she has both oral and genital HSV1, you will be at risk of transmission by skin to skin contact with those areas. I’ve gotten cold sores ever since I can remember, but I’ve never experienced anything like this. Thank you so much for your kind responses. HSV- the antibodies show up in your blood where ever it is drawn. You can spread it when you’re not having an active outbreak (I think it’s called asymptomatic shedding) but the odds are drastically reduced. For genital HSV that’s the boxer shorts area. Did you have any genital lesions or did you just go for the blood work and based on that you were told you have herpes? grace. Also HSV can lie dormant and you may not show symptoms for a long time. etc if you take absolutely nothing else away from this board – remember that the igm herpes test is not accurate and should never be drawn on you ever, ever, EVER again. Lesions can turn up anywhere in the entire boxer short area. My worry is that even if I”m not having an outbreak my daughter might sit back against my leg and somehow contract the virus. I”ve seen photos of herpes outbreaks on people”s hands, so just want to be sure. Herpes is transmitted by skin to skin contact, specifically it can be transmitted in the following ways:. In cases of genital herpes, this can occur anywhere under the boxer-short area because the nerves in these areas are all connected. The point: herpes does not always result in observable symptoms. Most genital herpes is mild and really easy to miss. However, many people have none, or the outbreaks are so minor that they are unobserved.
Questions Regarding Likely Genital Herpes Infection
How common is it to have an outbreak on multiple locations at the same time? Browse over 365,000 posts in more than 30 herpes specific topic forums. Obs can happens anywhere in the boxer short area, and usually all on the same side. It will not always be there and it will not always show up in the same place. I don’t remember my OB lasting that long. Anywhere in the boxer short area can constitute genital herpes. He should request an IgG type specific blood test. The caveat is, if it was a primary herpes outbreak, it may not show on the test until 3-4 months from now, the time it takes for the antibodies to form. But I just couldn’t understand how he could have it on his belly and not on his penis! Here’s something else I’ve always wondered: Once you get your primary infection, can you get it somewhere else later? Like, if it’s on his abdomen now, could he eventually have an outbreak on his genitals? I wish too that he would have gone to the doctor. This just helped me so much when I was first diagnosed about 18 months ago. Like Jenny said if it’s a new infection it may not show up in the blood test yet. Whether or not you have herpes, remember that anyone who has sex can get it. In terms of recurrence, which many don’t even experience, if you DO have genital herpes, an ob can happen anywhere in the boxer short area. I’m pretty much done with hooking up, but I don’t know what my odds are with dating anymore. Also, the entire area that would be covered by a pair of boxer shorts can shed the virus asymptomatically a few days every month. There’s a gay site, and there are only 6 or so guys in my (large) city. Plus, though the location of my herpes precludes viral shedding, people with genital herpes can transmit it even when they are not having an outbreak.
Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection that causes painful blisters (fluid-filled bumps) that can break open and ooze fluid. Only one person in five has symptoms, so most people do not know that they have caught anything. Genital Hsv either type 1 or 2 can reocurr anywhere the boxer area, so to answer your first question YES it can reocurr in other areas. I myself didnt know that i had it and i had just one brake out and i was terrified to tell my boyfriend (now my husband) for i thought that he was going to leave me. I have genital Herpes too. Oral Herpes outbreaks can take place anywhere in the oral facial area.