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HoneybeeBunny

609d

I tested positive for hsv2 last week. I've never had an outbreak or symptoms of any kind. my partner also tested positive last week and he also has never had an outbreak or symptoms of any kind. I've been given a lot of conflicting info and I'm worried about accidental exposure to my kid. obviously it can spread with or without an active sore right? how else would we both have it when we didn't have it 2 years ago? does anyone know the stats or risk levels really? it feels like no one actually knows anything about hsv2 with certainty.

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    • tornaydo

      382d

      If you’ve never had an outbreak (or one that you’ve noticed) then it’s highly unlikely you’ll pass it on. It means your transmission rate is very low! Plus, you don’t even know where it’s located on your body so it may be affecting an area which your children will never see or touch. But I would not panic! This condition isn’t as bad as it seems! And if you’ve not had an outbreak this far it’s near impossible that you will now ❤️

    • tornaydo

      382d

      If you’ve never had an outbreak (or one that you’ve noticed) then it’s highly unlikely you’ll pass it on. It means your transmission rate is very low! Plus, you don’t even know where it’s located on your body so it may be affecting an area which your children will never see or touch. But I would not panic! This condition isn’t as bad as it seems! And if you’ve not had an outbreak this far it’s near impossible that you will now ❤️

    • Sincerely

      473d

      Genital herpes is caused by sexual contact and activities. You can have herpes and not test positive if you aren't currently active with an outbreak when you're tested. Yes, it is possible to have herpes and not have the physical outbreak. The physical outbreak is a symptom of the disease, but not the disease itself. Herpes lies dormant in your lower spine until you are active with outbreak. I, personally, get outbreaks but they don't come with blisters on my vagina or anus; mine comes in the form of the tingling sensation accompanied by flu like symptoms that last about two weeks. The worst part for me is getting a fever, but once that breaks, I'm on my way back up. It makes it a little more difficult when you don't get the blisters, because you have to be very in tune with your body so that you know when you're contagious and when you are not. Because herpes is dormant, it's not been documented to have been passed when you're not having an outbreak. As I started earlier, you won't even test positive for it. I was sexually active with my ex, not always using protection, for years and he never contracted anything because he could tell when I was getting ready to have an outbreak even before I could. I don't know how he was able to do that, but it was great because I didn't have to say it myself. He just didn't bother me for sex.... Not everyone's is the same, and there's not very much knowledge about herpes. But I've had it 19 yrs now. I've noticed that if you eat right, take care of yourself, definitely keep your body clean, and try not to stress a lot, you can learn to manage it. I don't take medications, just make my own at home from natural resources, and I might get one outbreak a year, but it's not unusual for me to go several years without one. Herpes is a very taboo disease, but actually 1 in every 6 people have it. They just won't let you know it, and that's how it keeps getting spread, because people are not honest. I hope I said something that helps.

    • Strawberryfields2951

      555d

      I raised three kids and none of them ever caught it. Hug your kids.

    • cometbites

      609d

      I was also given so much conflicting info about herpes, apparently it can spread without an active outbreak but it's unlikely. Most likely one of you was positive before and just didn't have any symptoms

      • HoneybeeBunny

        609d

        @cometbites we're not worried about the who honestly. We're poly and while all precautions were taken (always practice safe sex and partners to be tested recently all that jazz) it still happened. But we don't blame eachother or anything like that. I'm more worried about how to make sure there is no spread to my kid or anyone else moving forward (since idk where I have it how the hell do I even comfortably hug my kid without fear you know?

        • cometbites

          608d

          @HoneybeeBunny I definitely understand that. I wouldn't be too worried about it tho, my dad has hsv and never gave it to me or my sibling or even my mom. Don't be afraid to give ur kiddo a hug !

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