Does HSV 1 cause oral and genital rashes?
Both HSV 1 and 2 can cause rashes in oral and genital region
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I have read through your query in detail.
Please find my observations below.
1. If he gave you HSV1 in the first place then there is HSV virus circulating in his system. This means that he already has the virus. Once the HSV1 virus enters the body then it can give rashes in the mouth and genital region. Therefore valtrex will only help in reducing the symptoms and suppressing the virus activity. The virus will stay in the system for long.
2. The HSV 1 and 2 viruses can cause rashes in the oral and genital region. Having antibodies does not offer protection. Outbreak occurs when there is a stressful situation.
3. Therefore you did not transmit HSV 1 because he is having it from earlier. It is important that he does HSV 1 and 2 antibodies test to know which virus has caused the rashes.
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