[Question #861] STD

51 months ago
Hello

I have read through many posts from Dr Hook, Dr Handsfield and RN warren regarding the transmission of hsv via saliva used during the course of a handjob with a CSW.  CSW had not lesions on her mouth that I could see. So I am aware that I am essentially "no risk". But I haven't been able to find any posts within two years and just wanted some reassurance that, out side of a theoretical possibility, it doesn't happen and new studies haven't come out. Also, question regarding previous Dr handsfield post about "massaging" in the virus? Wouldn't a handjob do that? Or do you mean like a lesion has to be massaged on skin directly not through saliva?  I went to the clinic on day 3 and they didn't even suggest testing, all they did was ask if I have a cut on my penis which I don't.  So they sent me on my way.  I am on day  5 no symptoms. Am I out of the woods and can I have sex with my partner? 

Also- nothing will be sent to my house, correct? A bill address was requested to sign up. 
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
51 months ago
The part that you aren't taking into account here is that it takes a certain amount of virus to infect someone else and the amount of virus that would be present while using saliva as a lubricant is not enough for infection.  I think you were never IN the woods in terms of transmission to your partner - I think you're good to go.  Masturbation with someone else's saliva does not present a risk for an STD.

Terri
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51 months ago
Great thank you so much. Also, a part i forgot to mention, i did touch her vagina and then touch my penis. No cuts on my hands or anything.  I told the clinic nurse as well and she said no worries about it. There wasn't much secretion on my hand if any.  Am I still, for all practical purposes, no risk? I've read the genital lubricants are essentially no risk either. 

Also- this doesn't apply to me but I'm curious as to why this would be. I know hsv orally infected is rare- but I read that hsv2 orally passed to genitals via mouth to genitals is unheard of. Why is that? 
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
51 months ago
Even with your additional information, there is no risk for you.
HSV 2 from mouth to genitals is extremely rare because HSV 2 orally is shed very infrequently in addition to just being in the oral area is rare so those two things together make mouth to genital HSV 2 transmission extremely unlikely.

Terri
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51 months ago
Awesome. You guys are an amazing resource for information. Thank you so much for taking the time to run this website. Especially with all the misinformation out there, you guys are unbelievable.

I just saw you didn't answer my question regarding any documention being mailed to my residence. As my address was requested for billing. That won't happen, correct? 
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
51 months ago
I don't believe anything gets mailed to you, no!

Terri
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