Re: Genital HSV1 Questions
Hey, thank you for sharing! I also have HSV-1 and am in a similar situation.
1) In a general STD/STI testing panel, they only test for Syphilis, Gonorrhea, and Chlamydia. He would need to specifically ask for HSV testing.
2) It is extremely rare for HSV-1 to be transmitted when you're not having an OB. Only 10-20% of HSV-1 carriers experience genital outbreaks and they occur less frequently. I still advise taking precautionary measures. Ensure that you are practicing safe sex and that he is fully aware that even if the chances are slim, he could still contract the virus. Full disclosure and honesty is always the best choice, and the fact that you care more about his safety than your intimate relationship will go a long way!