The younger the person, the more likely it is that they have it genitally vs. orally. Has she been tested to know if she has HSV 1, do you know? I was diagnosed with genital hsv1 two months ago when a swab test was taken of a small sore on my vagina. Second, you could have had HSV 1 for years and did’t know it. Both HSV-1 and HSV-2 can cause the sores associated with herpes outbreaks, but most people with HSV-1 do not have outbreaks at all. So it is entirely possible for you to have contracted HSV-1 in your genital area from a former partner without him ever showing signs of having herpes.
I was diagnosed with HSV 1 genitally 2 months ago and it pretty much turned my world upside down. You will still have HSV-1 and you will still be yourself. Also I heard if you have hsv-1 genitally you cannot transmit it to another during intercourse. As the above poster says, yes you can pass it genitally to genitally although this should be rarer than passing it from the mouth to the genitals. Genital herpes can be spread even when there are no visible ulcers or blisters. If you have frequent outbreaks, severe symptoms, or want to avoid infecting a sexual partner, suppressive treatment might be recommended.
Can someone infected with herpes continue to have sex without giving it to their partner? Do cold sores, which are almost always caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), protect against genital herpes caused by herpes simplex virus type 2? Can someone be infected with both types of herpes viruses?. Maybe you don’t have HSV-2 infection, but the only way to know for sure is to get a blood test for HSV-2. I’ve read a lot about how HSV1 can be passed from oral to genital contact, but not a lot about how likely it is to be passed genital to genital. Yes, you will have to take the same precautions against spreading HSV1 just as you would with HSV2.