Both times the results came back positive for HSV-1. #1 - How likely is it that I will asymptomatically spread HSV-1 to future partners - both as a "bottom" and a "top." (with protection, of course). 20% of genital herpes can be Type 1 if that is what you have gotten as a result of a Herpes Select Test, rather than the non-specific herpes test, then you do have HSV1. The good news is that if it is HSV1, you will probably not be bothered by many recurrent lesions; the bad news is you can still transmit HSV1 sexually.#2 - How/where can I get tested to see whether I am an asymptomatic "shedder"? With regard to your other questions, without protection it is very possible you will transmit it, and all people with HSV1 or HSV2 are asymptomatic shedders at some point during their course.There are no guarantees since Acyclovir is not 100% in preventing asymptomatic shedding, and there is no absolute guarantee that if you have sex without Acyclovir you will pass the virus. [405 ] I am very concerned about the virus infecting the eyes. How can you tell if one`s eye is actually infected?If the eye is already infected, what steps are necessary to prevent blindness?It is impossible to tell exactly when, so protection at all times is necessary.[402 ] I have just been told that I have herpes, I was originally told four years ago that the blisters I had on the inside of my arm was shingles. I read a lot, but am not sure what applies, since all of the literature deals with vaginal/penile outbreaks.
The herpes that typically affects the eye in adults is herpes zoster, which is a recrudescence of chicken pox in a person whose immune system is not functioning up to par.
After going through the normal flip out and that my dating life would now consist of Ben and Jerry’s and DVD’s every Saturday night, I’m ready to get out there again.