A 37-year-old female asked:
my husband & i were both diagnosed with hsv 1 he has never had an outbreak had one genitally. is there a way to tell which of us is was the carrier?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Robert Kwok answered
33 years experience Pediatrics
No, not really: Hsv 1 is considered universally present, in most of the adult population, so there isn't much desire or need to test it further. In a research setting, each person (of a couple) would have to have his/her hsv-1 strain (sub-typed) identified, etc., etc... But, it gets too scientific, too complicated.
Answered on Feb 28, 2018
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