Type-1 Genital Herpes

  • CubanTN94

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    May 12, 2013 1:49 AM GMT
    So I've recently been diagnosed with type-1 hsv, a.k.a. the common cold sore virus, but just down there on my junk. I know that something like 80-90% of people already have herpes 1 orally, but it's the social stigma of the fact that it's on my dick that really gets to me. Everyone around me tells me that it's not the end of the world and that it could be the herpes that prefers the genitals like type 2, but I still feel dirty or like "damaged goods" for lack of a better term. I'm only 19 and the guy I got it from when he went down on me really didn't know he carried the virus even though his whole family got cold sores but him. He was obviously an asymptomatic carrier. I'm not angry bc he honestly did not know and there's nothing I can do about it now but I'm just down about it that's all. So I was wondering:

    1. Would any of you consider dating someone with the common cold sore virus on their junk? (provided they used Valtrex as suppressive therapy, reducing transmission rates to like 2% out of 365 days of the year)

    2. Would condoms seem ridiculous for oral sex (provided they're on Valtrex)?
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    May 12, 2013 3:38 AM GMT
    His whole family got cold sores from him...like...he sucked them all off? icon_eek.gif
  • CubanTN94

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    May 12, 2013 3:56 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidHis whole family got cold sores from him...like...he sucked them all off? icon_eek.gif


    Haha no, my bad...I probably phrased it awkwardly. He got the virus from kissing family members but never actually got a cold sore therefore he didn't know he was carrying it and didn't know he could pass it on to others.
  • CubanTN94

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    May 12, 2013 4:24 AM GMT
    yourname2000 saidSo. Not. An. Issue.

    Give this a few weeks.....you'll never see it again. And you need to be fully outbreaking to be at risk of spreading da herps. And yours isn't even the freaky kind.

    Honestly: you're likely to have your own immune system keep this in check all on its own in a few weeks. If you want to help that along, L-lysine (an amino acid) is supposed to help.

    In a world of HIV, HPV, and 3 kinds of HEP, you just caught a cold. icon_wink.gif


    Haha thank you so much for putting things into perspective for me...this is just what I needed to hear. I really am just dreading having to tell future partners but at the same time I know that I will explain it as "the common cold sore virus on my dick", bc essentially, that's exactly what it is. Thanks again for your feedback, man.icon_smile.gif
  • danisnotstr8

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    May 12, 2013 6:25 AM GMT
    yourname2000 saidSo. Not. An. Issue.

    Give this a few weeks.....you'll never see it again. And you need to be fully outbreaking to be at risk of spreading da herps. And yours isn't even the freaky kind.

    Honestly: you're likely to have your own immune system keep this in check all on its own in a few weeks. If you want to help that along, L-lysine (an amino acid) is supposed to help.

    In a world of HIV, HPV, and 3 kinds of HEP, you just caught a cold. icon_wink.gif


    Such a kind and intelligent response. True, OP, it's a non-issue.
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    May 12, 2013 6:58 AM GMT
    100% honest i don't think i would be with a guy who has an std. I just would not feel safe having sex with him. But I don't know if i really loved the guy i would try but still would be hesitant.
  • CubanTN94

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    May 12, 2013 6:59 AM GMT
    danisnotstr8 said
    yourname2000 saidSo. Not. An. Issue.

    Give this a few weeks.....you'll never see it again. And you need to be fully outbreaking to be at risk of spreading da herps. And yours isn't even the freaky kind.

    Honestly: you're likely to have your own immune system keep this in check all on its own in a few weeks. If you want to help that along, L-lysine (an amino acid) is supposed to help.

    In a world of HIV, HPV, and 3 kinds of HEP, you just caught a cold. icon_wink.gif


    Such a kind and intelligent response. True, OP, it's a non-issue.


    Thanks man for your input! I appreciate it. Now I've read that you can still spread the virus without any symptoms or outbreaks, or is that mainly for type-2 genital and type-1 oral? Like how worried should my future partner be about going down on me? Haha
  • CubanTN94

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    May 12, 2013 7:01 AM GMT
    manny2 said100% honest i don't think i would be with a guy who has an std. I just would not feel safe having sex with him. But I don't know if i really loved the guy i would try but still would be hesitant.


    I understand dude. Just out of curiosity, would you consider guys who occasionally get cold sores as "infected" with an STD?
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    May 12, 2013 7:08 AM GMT
    If the guy is genuine and truthful about himself, I would still date him even though he has an std. I won't let such a small detriment affect a possible relationship if I really like the guy.
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    May 12, 2013 7:08 AM GMT
    CubanTN94 said
    manny2 said100% honest i don't think i would be with a guy who has an std. I just would not feel safe having sex with him. But I don't know if i really loved the guy i would try but still would be hesitant.


    I understand dude. Just out of curiosity, would you consider guys who occasionally get cold sores as "infected" with an STD?



    Well yea I tend to stay away, I had a friend who got cold sores and I would not kiss her because of it.
  • CubanTN94

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    May 12, 2013 7:11 AM GMT
    sonicpower19 saidIf the guy is genuine and truthful about himself, I would still date him even though he has an std. I won't let such a small detriment affect a possible relationship if I really like the guy.


    I like your attitude man. That's the one I'm trying to have right now...aside from the fact that almost everyone already has type-1 orally dormant or not and the fact that the worst thing I can give my partner is a cold sore, I think that if feelings involved were real and strong, something like this wouldn't hinder the relationship at all. icon_smile.gif
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    May 12, 2013 1:15 PM GMT
    Am I wrong.. if you have a cold sore on your junk it is not the common cold sore virus it is genital herpes.Just sayin..Ry
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    May 12, 2013 1:26 PM GMT
    I'm sorry this happened, man. I would still tell people about your condition before you engage in sex.
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    CubanTN94 said
    manny2 said100% honest i don't think i would be with a guy who has an std. I just would not feel safe having sex with him. But I don't know if i really loved the guy i would try but still would be hesitant.


    I understand dude. Just out of curiosity, would you consider guys who occasionally get cold sores as "infected" with an STD?
    I've been getting cold sores since the age of two thanks to my dad. At this point, I can predict when I will get them.

    Yes, I'd date someone with Type 1 down there.
    No, I do not think condoms for oral sex is stupid - in fact, it can be very hot.

    Make sure you have L Lysine 1000mgs on hand at all times. The moment you feel a tingle of a breakout, take one per hour. They will help reduce the length of outbreak, not to mention cut the pain by 80%.
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    May 12, 2013 3:37 PM GMT
    WickedRyan saidAm I wrong.. if you have a cold sore on your junk it is not the common cold sore virus it is genital herpes.Just sayin..Ry


    You can have type 1 on your junk, but its not as common. Typically type-1 is around the mouth, while type-2 is on your junk.
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    May 12, 2013 6:58 PM GMT

    Good grief, don't people use google?

    Here:

    http://www.cdc.gov/std/herpes/stdfact-herpes.htm

    "Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the herpes simplex viruses type 1 (HSV-1) or type 2 (HSV-2)."

    BOTH.

    "If a person with genital herpes touches their sores or the fluids from the sores, they may transfer herpes to another part of the body. This is particularly problematic if it is a sensitive location such as the eyes. This can be avoided by not touching the sores or fluids. If they are touched, immediate and thorough hand-washing make the transfer less likely."

    " HSV-1 and HSV-2 can be found in and released from the sores that the viruses cause. The viruses can also be released from skin that does not appear to have a sore. Generally, a person can only get HSV-2 infection during sexual contact with someone who has a genital HSV-2 infection. Transmission can occur from an infected partner who does not have a visible sore and may not know that he or she is infected."

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    May 13, 2013 2:04 PM GMT
    WickedRyan saidAm I wrong.. if you have a cold sore on your junk it is not the common cold sore virus it is genital herpes.Just sayin..Ry


    Yes, you're wrong. HSV-1 (cold sore), which is not deemed as an STD, can be found in the genitals. What the OP needs to do (and everyone else) is to treat any future outbreaks. I've taken care of patients who did not seek treatment for their outbreaks and kept ignoring the signs/symptoms. The virus took a turn for the worst to the point that some of them ended up in the ICU.

    Yeah, there are consequences to not seeking medical help!
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    May 13, 2013 4:51 PM GMT
    CubanTN94 said
    1. Would any of you consider dating someone with the common cold sore virus on their junk? (provided they used Valtrex as suppressive therapy, reducing transmission rates to like 2% out of 365 days of the year)

    By "dating" do you mean having to sit through dinner with the guy and endure his lightening round of interview questions he fires at me to capture the data he needs to run through his analytics system so he can determine if we're even compatible? Or are you really asking if I would get naked and throw down with a guy with an active genital herpes outbreak - meaning there's a nasty scabby or oozing sore on his cock - assuming, of course, that he was ready and willing to review and confirm his use of the appropriate treatment protocols you referenced? Hmmm...well as long as he's not a Republican or a church gay and hasn't shaved off all his pubes with a razor - god I hope that trend dies out sooner than later - I would most likely skip dinner and get down to naked fun time. As much as I love to suck cock, however, I'd offer him a "blow job rain check" and instead treat him to a few of my other awesome moves any of which I would completely take his mind (and mine) off the nasty oozing sore on his cock.

    2. Would condoms seem ridiculous for oral sex (provided they're on Valtrex)?

    Clearly you have never tried blowing a guy with a condom on his cock. Had you ever tried - actually attempted is probably a better word than tried - even one time - although I can't imagine anyone ever trying that a second time - you would already know that condoms *are* ridiculous for oral sex.

    Okay in all seriousness, I just turned 50, have been out and sexually active in Atlanta since I was 16, and by RJ standards, I'm a total slut (okay some of my best friends say I'm a slut, but when they tell me that, it comes across more like a high 5 rather that a judgement). Anyway, I got a cold sore for the first time about 5 years ago, and it reappeared in the same exact spot - nicely hidden under my mustache - about a year later and hasn't reappeared since.

    When I did my research (like on WebMd as opposed to reading a forum on RJ) I learned that HSV-1 is most often the underlying virus for oral herpes and in only a relatively small percentage of cases is it the cause of genital herpes which for that we can thank HSV-1's slutty sister, HSV-2! Even though two viruses have very similar DNA structures, I guess HSV-2 got all the slutty DNA.

    For the last 15 years, I've made it a habit to go for a full std panel every 6 months or so. Interestingly enough, I tested negative for HSV-1 (along with everything else) for at least a year and half after my first outbreak. I think it was the third test after my first outbreak that I finally tested positive for HSV-1. Even though my lips have made contact with way more cocks than other mouths, I'm so grateful that I tested positive for the clearly more virtuous of the two viruses - HSV-1 - and not the sluttier of the two - that nasty, dirty HSV-2 virus that would otherwise mark me as a total slut and dirty whore!

    Hey I'm really glad I can pass on these nuggets of knowledge for the benefit the new recruits! I'm a *giver*!

  • CubanTN94

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    May 13, 2013 4:57 PM GMT
    Haha thanks for the nuggets of knowledge man. And by dating I did mean willing to have sex with the person, obviously way after an outbreak has healed lol
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    May 13, 2013 11:57 PM GMT
    CubanTN94 said
    paulflexes saidHis whole family got cold sores from him...like...he sucked them all off? icon_eek.gif


    Haha no, my bad...
    Damn. icon_sad.gif I was hoping for a hot redneck story.
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    CubanTN94 said
    1. Would any of you consider dating someone with the common cold sore virus on their junk? (provided they used Valtrex as suppressive therapy, reducing transmission rates to like 2% out of 365 days of the year)

    2. Would condoms seem ridiculous for oral sex (provided they're on Valtrex)?



    not a problem its so common, so much so it doesn't have to be discussed unless one or the other partner is paranoid, when getting your annual STI checks from your doctor,(im supposing you get checked when your supposed to) there is really no point to blood test for HSV because 80% have been exposed in there lifetime, (unless you lived in a sexually repressive bubble all your life), if you had chicken pox as a kid, you already have a form of herpes in you and you prob have built immunity to an HSV infection, but when you get older, shingles could be a problem, if one or the other does have a severe outbreak which requires medical attention, yes, Valaciclovir should be prescribed and don't have sex until cleared

    people are starving in the world and still die from Aids, HSV is not going to kill anyone and the stigma seems to be even more severe and peer and dating punishable than being HIV+, I don't get the paranoia around HSV or this other one HPV, common, common, only the stigma is bad.

    now if somebody gave me syphilis and didn't tell me, then I would be pissed.. icon_evil.gif

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    Jun 24, 2013 3:29 AM GMT
    To the poster who thinks the cold sore virus is an STD, you need to do more research. The common cold sore virus is not an STD because it isn't contracted just from sexual contact. It's transmitted through contact of any kind. Someone can pick it up from touching something that someone with a cold sore has touched. That's not an STD. You can be a virgin and have the common cold sore virus. So please don't stigmatize the poster as having an STD when he doesn't.
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    Jun 24, 2013 3:40 AM GMT
    Olympiclifter1992 saidTo the poster who thinks the cold sore virus is an STD, you need to do more research. The common cold sore virus is not an STD because it isn't contracted just from sexual contact. It's transmitted through contact of any kind. Someone can pick it up from touching something that someone with a cold sore has touched. That's not an STD. You can be a virgin and have the common cold sore virus. So please don't stigmatize the poster as having an STD when he doesn't.


    Please write to the CDC, the AMA and your local doctor and tell them this, add that HPV and many forms of other skin infections (like Mulluscum Contagiosum is a skin infection. It is caused by a virus called the Poxvirus) can also be spread through skin to skin casual contact, or even sharing towels, not necessarily sexual, but these medical people have this also listed as an STI, furthering more unnecessary stigma with viral skin infections, bacterial skin infections, such as Acne, are not treated as a STI, but why are viral ones?, think about it.