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    Old 01-05-2012, 02:46 PM   #1
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    just found out have hsv1

    Hi guys
    I finally found out that I have hsv1. I've had over a month to deal with the possibly of having it so im not devastated. I am not happy but I guess I will live. my doctor who is great acts like its no big deal. She seems like she thinks I am overreacting. Am i? She keep saying its just cold sores. I researched and feel like its more than JUST cold sores. How do you guys feel about hsv 1?

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    Old 01-05-2012, 05:18 PM   #2
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    Re: just found out have hsv1

    You are saying that you have oral hsv1? Its estimated that 80% of the US population has oral herpes so it is much more common than genital hsv1 or 2. There seems to be more of a social stigma with genital herpes than oral herpes. But that is what this board is for, to dispel the stigma, educate and support those who have both types.

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    Old 01-05-2012, 06:31 PM   #3
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    Re: just found out have hsv1

    thank you for the reply. Yes I was diagnosed with HSV1...I didnt realize that there was hsv-1 and genital hsv1 &2... I am still trying to figure things out..So it this sexually transmitted and can this be passed to my children? I'm not worried so much since it took me 3-4 weeks to call for my results..

     
    Old 01-09-2012, 07:09 PM   #4
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    Re: just found out have hsv1

    HSV1 orally can be passed to anyone - adult or children via kissing. Years ago it was thought that you could only get it if someone had an obvious cold sore on their face and kissed someone but research now shows that it can be passed via asymtomatic shedding when there is not an obvious outbreak.

    Oral HSV1 can be spread to a partners genital via oral sex. In that case, it is still HSV1 but on genitals. And same with type 2. You can have either type in either location. HSV1 'likes' the oral area and HSV2 'likes' the genital area. Outside its area of preference, it is said to lose some of its 'punch' and usually reoccures less frequently.
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    Old 01-13-2012, 03:01 AM   #5
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    Re: just found out have hsv1

    Wish I had hsv1 orally I have it on my genitals

     
    Old 01-13-2012, 08:52 AM   #6
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    Re: just found out have hsv1

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    Wish I had hsv1 orally I have it on my genitals
    Why do you say that?i dont get outbreaks or sore but i think its just as bad.....? I have two kids that i love kissing.what do u think is the diff or the ups and downs of both?

     
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