[Question #898] HSV 2 From Protected Exposure

53 months ago
To whom it may concern,

Last night I had unprotected oral sex and protected intercourse with a girl I met online.  The intercourse lasted 10 seconds (Not that long at all). I'm not really concerned with Gonorrhea, Syphilis, HIV and Chlamydia. I already have oral herpes, so my concern is HSV2.  I always practice safe sex and I have been tested before for all STD's and everything is negative except for oral herpes.  What are the chances of acquiring HSV2 from that exposure? 

Thanks for you help,



Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
53 months ago
I think the chances of acquiring HSV 2 from 10 seconds of protected intercourse is about as close to zero as one can possibly get.  Honestly.  And I don't think testing after this contact will be necessary to rule out HSV 2.  I'm assuming you have been tested for HSV 2 in the past, from what you said in your post, yes?

Terri
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53 months ago
Hi Terri,

Thank you for your response. Yes, I have been tested for HSV2 in the past and been negative. This was my first sexual encounter since that test. Should I be in the look out for symptoms? (Just in Case) or you think that my exposure is way to low to even worry about.

Thank you very much,

 
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
53 months ago
I think you will be on the look out for symptoms, regardless of what I say, that's kind of human nature, and it's fine.  But I really do think this encounter is so low risk you can curb your worry, Michael. 

Terri
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53 months ago
Hello Terri,

I want to thank you for you expert advise. I will not waste my time looking for symptoms when I have an expert with 33 years of experience telling me not to worry about my exposure. Life is to short to worry!

Thank you very much and take care,

Michael
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
53 months ago
OK, Michael, sounds like a good plan.

Terri
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