Hsv1 does that mean you have genital herpes?

Not necessarily. Hsv 1, herpes simplex virus, can be oral or genital, but just because one may have oral herpes (like in the form of a cold sore) that does not mean that they have it in the genital area as well. One could transfer the virus to the genital area of another individual by engaging in mouth to genital activity while having an open unhealed lesion on the lips or in the mouth.
HSV1. No, hsv1 is the strain of human herpes virus. Hsv1 and 2 typically lie in the ganglia of neurons. If the lesions break out in the pubic region they are considered to be "genital herpes".

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Genital herpes hsv1 and oral herpes hsv1, what to do?

See doctor. There are no cures for these viral attacks but they can be controlled. There are medications to treat the lesions and pain. Some can be topical, like ointments to soothe the ulcerations, etc. Some pills to take to lessen or hasten the healing, like valtrex (valacyclovir). See your doctor. Dentist can treat the oral lesions, like cold sores. Dermatologist, primary care physician or gynecologist for genital. Read more...
See a dermatologist. You may have hsv1 + hsv2. There are prescription and otc remedies promoted but they are all a waste of money. Prescription pills are very effective. You need advise on what this means to you as well as your contacts. It is not likely that you will get what you need unless you see a dermatologist or perhaps an infectious disease specialist. Although there is extensive knowledge about this, most phy. Read more...

I've had hsv1 my hole life. I gave my boyfriend oral with a coldsore and then had unprotected sex. What are the chances of me getting genital herpes?

HSV1. Cold sores spread from person to person by close personal contact, such as kissing. Cold sores are caused by a herpes simplex virus (hsv-1) closely related to the one that causes genital herpes (hsv-2). Both of these herpes simplex viruses can affect your mouth or your genitals, and can be spread via oral sex. In this situation you may get them especially since you were having an outbreak. Read more...

HSV2 igg 1.5 IGM neg no s/s of infection. Never lesions, Thoughts. False (+) or (+) genital herpes infection. Virus dormant like HSV1? any worries

Maybe false positive. The HSV IgM antibody test is notoriously unreliable. Real herpes and STD experts never order that test and always ignore the result and so should you. If you have also had an IgG antibody test that is negative, you can safely assume your IgM result is false and that you don't have HSV2. Read more...
Past infection (?) HSV1 and HSV2 are part of the Herpesvirus Family; both can lie dormant in cells and can shed/cause sores later. Yes, the test can be a false positive- or it may mean you were infected in the past. Some get HSV infections it but don't even realize it- Ig M goes up in early infection, then drops when Ig G levels start to go up. If worried, talk to your doc who did the test. Read more...

If 80% of us pop. Carry hsv1 virus why isnt genital herpes much more common with oral sex being such a popular activity?

Both are common. The prevalence of infection in adult us population for hsv-1 is about 60% and for hsv about 20%. There is a lot of crossover with the two types. Read more...
You're right. With the growing popularity of oral sex activity, the hsv2 virus is becoming more common. It used to be that hsv1 was oral and hsv2 was genital. It is now recognized that they are both similar viruses that can affect either site. The strain is truly irrelevant as they are both highly contagious, prone to recurrent eruptions, treated with anti-viral medications & can lead to permanent nerve damage. Read more...

Will my doc allow me to suppress my genital herpes after just my 1st outbreak of hsv1 on my genitals I'm afraid to pass this on to my kids?

Misinformed? When you get pregnant your OB will work specifically with you to lower your risks. But there is little that is very effective at suppressing contagiousness once you have herpes. There is little studied about suppressing HISV 1 in general and the studies there are are very disheartening. But, we cannot speak for your doctor and you must ask them your question specifically. Read more...
Manageable risks. If a mother delivers vaginally with her first genital outbreak, there is ~30% risk the baby could get it and have a terrible illness. If a recurrent outbreak, this drops to ~4% but suppression of outbreaks (meds) or c-section delivery before the membranes are open 4 hours can cancel the risk. Rarely, some women shed herpes without an outbreak and could pass it , baby sick around 2 wks. Read more...

If I had hsv1 outbreak on my mouth and had oral sex with husband could I have gotten genital herpes that way?

Herpes Simplex. If you were the one with an outbreak in this scenario, the concern is that you transmit HSV to your husband, not the other way around... The chances your husband can get herpes from you due to oral sex is low, unless you have open sores in your mouth when you are performing oral sex on him. Read more...