Re: Can you get herpes through a blood tranfusion?
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by brndbrdn:
<B>The reason I ask is that the only other guy I was with besides my lover of 15 years does not have herpes and I did have a blood transfusion a short time before my first herpes outbreak.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
According to the Red Cross, no. Although antibodies are in the bloodstream, the actual virus lives in the nerves, not the blood.
How does your lover know he doesn't have herpes? Most people who have it don't get symptoms (or not that they recognise as herpes). The best way to find out is to do a blood test that checks for both types of HSV (1 and 2).