For two years I thought I had HSV2 but I recently got two blood tests and both came back negative for HSV2 and positive for HSV1. I have two outbreaks on my vagina, both small and didn't really bother me more than razor burn. Ive had a hard time finding information on the internet about HSV1 on your genitals and how contagious it is and how it differs from HSV2.
I would love an in-depth description so I can inform future partners of my condition.
how does it affect a parter is is negative for HSV1?
and a partner who is positive for HSV1 but has only had outbreaks on their mouth?

Thank You so much, Im dying for answers and don't know where to find them.
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replied May 30th, 2014
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Although HSV-1 causes oral lesions, it can cause genital lesions too. Sometimes, autoinoculation (during breakouts) and receiving oral sex from an infected partner can cause genital infection. If a person is already having HSV-1, then transmission will be causing genital infection, and if your partner is having HSV-2, then transmission will lead to infection with both strains in your partner. For further clarification and assistance, discuss with an infectious disease specialist.
Take care.



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