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So I’ve just been recently diagnosed through a blood test that showed the presence of antibodies,according to the numbers I’ve been infected for over 6 months, IVe never experienced any cold sore itching or pain described as an out break, my question is are some cases of herpes so mild I may never experience an out break and if so does this mean my risk of passing it to someone else is also lower then others that do have outbreaks? Any info or help would be greatly appreciated
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Posted on May 05, 2019
More info needed for best answer. Hsv1 or Hsv2? There are many possibilities. You could have been exposed outside of the "home" region of the virus type, thus making the virus weaker in that area. You may have had and may continue to have outbreaks, but don't notice the symptoms. Have you ever had a cold? That is an hsv outbreak that people don't typically attribute to hsv because they may have no skin symptoms at all. You could have a strain with low or no histamine response, so no obvious skin symptoms. You may just have a really strong immune system and your antibodies have suppressed a full-blown outbreak. Yes, you are far less transmissible if you don't have skin sores or rashes. However, even when the virus is in a latent or dormant state, Hsv2 may shed virus strands 5 days/month and Hsv1 may shed 1 day/month. Someone with no previous exposure to your type can contract the virus from these shed partial strands because they have no antibodies to suppress the infection. This risk can be greatly reduced by taking an antiviral.