First of all, I like to say that I'm so grateful for this board and the moderators taking the time to answer these questions!
So I recently found out that I have GHSV1 and I can't explain how emotionally traumatizing it has been. Both my partner and I have only been with each other (we both were virgins, even orally) when we met. I'm super cautious so we always used condoms. A year and half into our relationship, I started experiencing pain in my vagina, and then saw sores, freaked out and went to the doctor. We both got tested...mine was a biopsy, his was a blood test and we both have HSV1. He has never had any symptoms and we both were very confused as to how we contracted this?
We know that his mom has HSV1 and gets visible cold sores on her mouth. My doctors explanation was that my partner got this from his mom kissing him as a young child. Is that possible?
Also...what are my chances of getting another outbreak? My first one was extremely painful and I can't imagine going through life with these.
I have GHSV1....so does that mean the virus can travel to my mouth, or anywhere else on my body (ie. eyes). Do I need to take precautions with my partner even though he is also infected?
I heard that having GSHV can increase my chances of HIV....is this only during an outbreak? Or am I always going to be at an increased risk?
Thank you for taking the time to answer these
...I was left with so many unanswered ques and am still reeling from the shock of knowing that I contracted and STD even though both of us are monogamous.