A blood test doesn’t determine if the virus is oral or genital herpes.The herpes blood test only detects the herpes antibodies, rather than the actual virus.It’s a proven fact that 80% of sexually active adults carry the HSV-1 antibodies.Your partner may have genital HSV-1, there is no way of confirming that.By some estimates, 50 to 90 percent of the American adult population carry antibodies to HSV1.HSV1, most often associated with oral-facial herpes, and HSV2, the genital variety, are very similar viruses when viewed through a microscope.If you have genital HSV-2, your partner could catch the virus by performing oral sex on you.In this particular situation your partner could come in direct oral contact with HSV-2.
Isn't it also ok therefore not to be OVERLY concerned about non-obvious cold sore outbreaks (that may in reality just be blind pimples) and viral shedding as an obstacle to unprotected oral sex?
We are wondering the possibility for us to getting the other version, including genital contact, genital to oral contact, and oral to oral contact.
There is so much information online I can find, it’s very confusing to us. A: The most effective way to be diagnosed with herpes is for a doctor to see active outbreaks.
Therefore the possibility viral shedding from HSV 1 of the face causing HSV 1 infection of the genitals from oral sex is even less unlikely still.
Of course there is the possibility that my partner's cold sores might be caused by HSV 2 and therefore pose a very serious risk.