This includes both penetrative sex and sexual activities where there is skin-to-skin contact.The contact needs to be directly with the part of the body where a person has the virus.
It can occur on the skin around or sometimes inside the penis or external genitals, vagina or internal genitals, anus, and mouth. There are two types of herpes simplex virus: herpes simplex 1 (HSV-1) and herpes simplex 2 (HSV-2).For many people, herpes is a skin condition that comes and goes without causing problems. HSV-1 is commonly found around the mouth and is often called "cold sores".Hopefully you and your partner can find some understanding.For more in-depth information on HSV take a look at our Patient Guide to Herpes.I am an older female with both HSV1 (mouth) and HSV2 (genital).
I recently started seeing an older man who has had cold sores (and therefore presumably has HSV1), and also definitely has HSV2.
About 2 days later, I gave him oral sex, which irritated the remainder of the oral cold sore I had, and caused me to tell him about taking the Valtrex.
He is now extremely anxious that I might "give him" some type of herpes, and won't even kiss me.
However, if he was diagnosed more than 4 months ago, then he will have antibodies that will provide good protection.
One other thing I want to clarify: Have both you and your partner had your HSV 1 and 2 typed?
I had a cold sore outbreak on my mouth, for which I took Valtrex (1000 mg.