[Question #4903] Transmission question

26 months ago
Good afternoon. My question is, we’re about to engage on a threesome where we invited another male in our relationship. Me (husband) was diagnosed last year with hsv1&2 and accidentally passed it to my wife but she never had an outbreak nor symptoms. I just wanna know if the other male person if he performs oral to my wife are we going to pass it on to him? I don’t wanna pass it on please help. 
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
26 months ago
The answer to that is that it is highly unlikely given that HSV 2 does not like the oral area, but not impossible.  She could take daily antiviral therapy and reduce the risk of transmission even more.
I am wondering how you were diagnosed with HSV 2?  And your wife?

Terri
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26 months ago
That’s a good question Terri and thank you for your time to answer my question.  Honestly I have no idea how I got it in the first place been married to the same woman for the past 16years. I did a blood test and my doctor told me I was positive with 1&2. I’m still understanding my situation and I still don’t have all the knowledge about this. Wife is hsv1 positive basing thru what her doctor said with her test result as well. 
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
26 months ago
So I would encourage you to investigate your diagnosis more closely.  first of all, look to see which test was done - only IgG is reliable, ignore IgM.  And then, be certain the values were > 3.5, especially for HSV 2.  There are some false positives on this test, particularly below 3.5.  If your index value on the test is less than 3.5 you will need a confirmatory test, like the western blot. 

Terri
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