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Old 04-23-2008, 10:11 AM   #1
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genital herpes

i was diagnosed 2 yrs ago. I believe I contracted it from my boyfriend who had a cold sore on his mouth then performed oral sex on me. I do not take a daily oral medication and have not had an outbreak since the initial one in which I got diagnosed. I have never even had a cold sore once in my life and I am 43 yrs old. Could I have developed an immunity to the diease?

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Old 04-23-2008, 03:15 PM   #2
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Re: genital herpes

Hsv-1 is oral herpes and hsv-2 is Genital herpes. In alot of instances, someone can pass on HSV-1 to the genital region through oral sex. It has been said that HSV-1 doesn't have as many outbreaks as HSV-2, especially if its genital because it is so far away from where the virus "sleeps". HSV-1 sleeps in the nerves near the ear, so the genitals are far away from there, hence why they say it doesn't outbreak as much. Some people with HSV-1 only have 1 outbreak ever, some people have it 1 a year...some people have a horrible time with it, so it depends on the person. You havn't developed an immunity to it, you are just lucky and haven't had an reaccurant outbreaks. I hope this helps!

Old 04-23-2008, 06:34 PM   #3
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Re: genital herpes

As a note - HSV1 is not oral herpes, and HSV2 is not genital herpes. They are two different strains, both of which can occur in either location.

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