Hey guys, I'm 18 and have just found out I've got HSV1. Judg

Hey guys, I'm 18 and have just found out I've got HSV1. Judging by many of the posts on here everybody is taking it a lot better than I am, I am wondering how I'm going to live my life and what sort of quality of life I will have. I am really struggling coming to terms with this and would appreciate any help and support

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[167560]
Sep 12

Hsv2 is higher risk so 4% is accurate although i read 2%. You need to assume u are contagious hence why you disclose. I have a good immune system but still get obs and you dont know when you are shedding. The risk of passing ghsv2 to the mouth is low but not impossible

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[260]
Sep 13

Oh ok thanks. I wonder why its higher then 1

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[167560]
Sep 13

Because HSV 1 genital is not it's preferred location so it makes transmission less risky

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