Can HSV-2 infection be contracted through kissing?
I waited three weeks and got a multi-panel test. The results for type-1 was <.90, not considered out of range.
The figure for type-2 was "out of range" at 4.26H. What does that mean? I have had no sores. The test was HSV 2 IGG type specific AB.
Transmission of HSV 2 infection through kissing is unlikely
Hi, Welcome to HCM.
Thanks for posting your query.
HSV 2 infection is a sexually transmitted disease and not manifests around mouth. So it would unlikely be transmitted through kissing.
As per the test report, you don't have HSV 1 infection, but you had infected with HSV 2 infection. As the IgG antibodies are positive, it indicates an old infection and not a recently acquired one. This is not due to the kissing encounter you had recently.
Dr S Murugan
Not acquired within six months
It can not be predicted when exactly, but can say not within 6 months. Anytime before 6 months it could be acquired.
Specifically do I need to wear condoms to prevent transmission? Can I pass it on through oral sex?
HIV 2 is unlikely to be transmitted through oral sex.
In the absence of symptoms, viral shedding will be unlikely. So you will not be infectious, You need not wear condom always to have sex with your partners. If there is symptoms avoid sex during the episode, prodrome and a week after the episode.
HIV 2 infection would unlikely be transmitted through oral sex.