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About 4 - 5 years ago i was told by my OBGYN i was positive for HSV 1 . She told me this is what causes cold sores and such. I had pap smears and other std tests yearly from that point on until now. I also became pregnant over a year ago and when i got tested for EVERYTHING i was never told anything. I just recently went and got a blood test from my regular doctor for HIV and STD's. It came back positive. When i went and he told me that i was positive in the HSV ( herpes ) i said yes i know, because i knew about it from the past. I came home and looked at the results and it says i was also positive for HSV 2. Now i have done a lot of reading and they say either one can be either above the belt or below. I have never had any virus due to this below the belt or have had any problems before. I have had cold sores and some bumps on my lips but only when i was stressed and or sick. What does this mean? How high is the posibillity of me transmitting this to a partner. Do i have to tell my partner about this? I am reading all different things. I even remember my OBGYN telling me i didnt have to tell anyone because it was just the cold sore virus basically. But now i see positive for HSV 2. Keep in mind this was a blood test IGG. Also the HSV 1 came up as 3.59 while the HSV is 2.70. If there are any medical professionals that can give me advice on MY situation that would really help because i am very upset and most importantly am now scared of kissing my daughter and what if i give her it from all the times i have kissed her on her face and lips...

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Your obygyn had no business telling you that you didn't have to disclose you have herpes. By not disclosing it, you are being dishonest. Without honesty, you don't have trust. Without trust, you don't have a relationship. Sit down and tell your partner what you wrote here. He can decide what he wants to do. However, he needs to get tested to see if has HSV-1 and/or HSV-2. You could have given him HSV-1 in the genitals from oral sex.

 

You should insist he use a condom and you should take an antiviral drug so you can reduce the chances of infecting him if he doesn't test postive for herpes. For all you know, he may have it and gave it to you.

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