What is the rate of transmission of hsv-1 genital to genital not during an outbreak?

12% Asymptomatic intermittent viral shedding occurs in both men and women, even in the absence of genital lesions. Hsv-2 infections have been linked to more frequent and prolonged asymptomatic viral shedding from the genitourinary tract compared to hsv-1 infections. Asymptomatic viral shedding was detected among 12 percent of women with hsv-1 genital infections in one study of 306 women..
HSV. If you have had unprotected sex with someone with genital herpes. The symptoms usually appear within 7-10 days. Patient may develop a crop of blisters which eventually rupture, coalesce and become painful. There are exceptions and variable presentations.

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My partner and I have oral HSV 1. What is the probability one could get genital HSV 1 if we refrain from oral contact during an outbreak?

Very slim. Usually oral hsvi is not shed if not having an outbreak so do not worry if you refrain form oral contact until the lesions are completely healed. Read more...
Minimal risk. Your risk should be minimal as you and your partner will have a protective antibody to HSV 1. You will be protected from additional infection by virtue of the antibodies you already have. Read more...
Should not happen. Once you have one type of herpes, you can't get that same type again. Read more...

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?

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. Read more...

Got hsv-1 gential at 18 years old. I had one outbreak the first year and have had 6 since- I'm 32 now. The only confirmed outbreak was when I was pregnant and it was one lesion on the anus. Is this many outbreaks normal for genital hsv-1?

Yes. Yes, this is considered the normal pattern for HSV-1. What we generally see is that the outbreaks decrease in frequency over time after the first 12-18 months. From my experience, there's a lot of variability but generally speaking, a lot of people will still get outbreaks once a year, commonly as a result of high stress or an unrelated cold. Hope this helps. Read more...

Hsv-1 genitally, is it preventable to spread if on medications and not having an outbreak present? Can I spread it without even knowing?

Genital HSV1. Nobody wants genital herpes, but if it happens HSV1 is the preferred type, partly for the reason you are concerned about. Unlike genital HSV2, HSV1 has few recurrent outbreaks and little asymptomatic viral shedding. Therefore, sexual transmission to partners is uncommon. It could happen, but is unlikely. The chance is even lower if taking an anti-herpes drug like valacyclovir. Read more...

I have HSV 1 genitally. Can I transmit it to a partner through mouth to mouth kissing? I have never had an oral outbreak.

Location matters. In the past, we thought of herpes simplex I as limited to cold sores on the mouth, and herpes simplex II as genital herpes. However, we can find HSV II occurring above the neck & HSV I occurring below the waist because what matters is what area gets exposed to the virus. If the virus is in genital area, you won't transmit it to a partner by a kiss, only by contact with the affected area. Read more...