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Is it possible for the herpes simplex 1 virus to turn into the herpes simplex II virus? Is it possible to test negative for both types and then test positive a few months later, even without an outbreak? What about having a “false” positive test result?
I’m only 15. I was in a serious relationship for two years with this guy but out of anger I let another guy perform oral sex on me. I haven’t had sexual intercourse for over 5 months but now am starting to think I have herpes because my vagina has been very irritated and red and maybe a little swollen. I have looked at pictures of herpes but what I see doesn’t look the same. Do I have an STD? Does this sound like herpes?
I read on your website that the herpes virus does not last very long outside the body. I’m sending you two studies I found online that suggest HSV can live for two hours at room temperature. Which information is correct? It seems to me bathrooms might be a real risk.