Betsy so wonderful you answered me I have read so many of your posts and I am glad you take your time to help a lot of people in distress I cannot thank you enough for what you do, I am trying to be as informed as possible so I can make my girlfriend's life a little less stressful of what already is. I am trying to be supportive and at the same time trying to protect myself.. Thanks for the welcome
I was tested on January specifically for HSV 1 and 2. I was aware already that I have HSV1 aka Cold Sores so when the results came back I was negative for HSV2 and positive HSV1 I believe I had 0 antibodies for HSV2. I know that I am due to another test due to the fact that I have been having sexual relations with my girlfriend and the condom broke a couple of times which is not a good feeling but I hope the stats are on my side (4% a year).
My girlfriend is asymptomatic, she had some painful urination and similar symptoms as a really bad yeast infection which she believes that was her initial OB sometime in October but nothing noticeable like lesions or red spots. I initially believed she didn't have genital herpes because of her symptoms but her first blood-work says otherwise. She has no symptoms what so ever not OBs, no painful urination, no itching or tingling feelings that she has been aware of. I just got her on a suppressive therapy Acyclovir 400mg twice a day and I am aware that the stats for Acyclovir reduces viral shedding around 80% if taken properly. But due to her recent GYN/OB I got all confused about it and he wants to take her out of the suppressive therapy because he says she doesn't need it because she is not a carrier. This whole approach makes me uneasy because of all the information I have read including the Herpes Handbook and hundreds of pages none of them talk about been exposed/not a carrier situation and now you confirm it to me that there is not such a thing as exposed to genital herpes. Sorry if it sounds that I am venting I am just a little irritated that a Dr. will say something like that so lightly to my girlfriend toying with her emotions this genital herpes is so hard on her and I just want to make her feel that IT is not the end of the world just another thing in life we need to work around.
She should be getting her results anytime this week or the next I will post the results of her first and second blood-work test as well as mine. Although I am waiting a little more time to get my second test done because my last exposure incident with the condom was a couple of weeks ago and I want to wait 3 months to have an accurate reading on the antibodies.
Thanks again Betsy for your time and patience.