[Question #2646] Oral exposure Herpes

43 months ago
Saturday into Sunday (three nights ago),  I drank way too much and made a horrible decision. I went home with a friend who, doesn't, I don't think, gets around a lot but I don't know. There was A LOT of deep kissing and he fingered me a lot. At one point he went down on me for less than a minute before I made him stop. We never had intercourse. I did not see any cold sores on his mouth either. I'm worried because I know that before this I never had HSV 1 or 2. And now I'm freaking out thinking I could have gotten something from this exposure. 


I am married which makes this worse and I don't want to give anything to my husband because of this stupid mistake. Is it very possible that I could have gotten anything from this encounter? My main concern is genital herpes. Please help. 
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
43 months ago
While it is possible that you acquired genital herpes type 1 from this encounter, it isn't likely.  The timing was very short and it was a single encounter and you've not yet had any symptoms genitally, correct?  And how do you know that you were negative for HSV 1 and 2 prior to this encounter? 
If you are going to develop symptoms from this encounter, it would normally show up within 2-10 days.  Keep an eye out for changes in the genital area but really, I think the risk here is quite low.

Terri
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43 months ago
I'm trying to be realistic about this incident. From what I've read from all the questions, one time incidents is a very low risk and oral sex can be considered safe sex. I've had no symptoms other than ovary pain ( which could be cause by my anxiety) and maybe I sometimes feel a slight pain in one of my vagina lips. But again, I feel like I could be overthinking my pains and aches. I have checked myself over and over again and have found no bumps or anything. I also have vaginal eczema which could also play a part in my pains. I was tested for HSV1 about two years ago ( igg test) and it came back negative. because I have no symptoms, I should safely assume that I did not acquire HSV1? Is it safe to resume sexual relations with my husband? Thank you.  
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
43 months ago
If you've had no lesions, I think it reasonable to believe that you didn't acquire HSV 1.  If your husband has ever in his life had a cold sore, he already has HSV 1, by the way.

Terri
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