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Old 03-23-2005, 11:10 PM   #1
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Can you get it other than through skin on skin contact?

Last August, I took my wife and daughter to DR, Baca Chica to be exact... my 3rd day there I notice that something was bothering my penis, so I noticed a sore on the head of my penis and though nothing of it, my wife was complaining about painful urination to, so we figured it must be something in the water at the beach (it was nasty, warm, like bath water warm and sticky). We get back to the state and I noticed more sores, so I call up the doctor and go see him and he tells me it could be herpes but he has to send me to a derma doc to be sure, so I go and he saids it is and puts me on Valtrex and Zovirax. Needless to say it bums both me and my wife and we try and make sense of it all. Another person that was there told us too that she came back with sores in her vaginal area, so we kinda chalked it up to a bad trip. I tested negative on the blood test and thought that it may have been something else, but I just had a ob in Feb when my imune systom was down due to a flu and now, cause I have been putting long hours in at work... my question is, can you get it any other way other than sex or contact, because we (my wife and I) never had anything till that trip and now I do? thanks in advance!

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Old 03-24-2005, 10:46 AM   #2
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Re: Can you get it other than through skin on skin contact?

hm.. i dont think so.. i mean im sure its possible, but not likely. but if you or your wife have ever gotten cold sores. its possible that you could of tramsmitted it through oral sex to your genitals.

Old 03-24-2005, 05:36 PM   #3
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Re: Can you get it other than through skin on skin contact?

not just oral sex, but using saliva for foreplay, etc. It's not technically spread through bodily fluids, but this is a possible way to spread it if the virus is shedding in the mouth (even w/o symptoms).
Mom to two HSV-1 survivors!

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