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Do I have herpes?

By November 4, 2018 - 9:06pm
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So my boyfriend may or may not have had a cold sore, he used his spit when he was fingering me & now i am TERRIFIED that i might contract genital herpes.... help me please

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HERWriter Guide

Hello nsbsjdndbsbdbd
Thank you for writing.
I think you may be jumping the gun a little - ask your boyfriend if he did indeed have a cold sore - it's not something you wouldn't know so he'd certainly know by now. If so, your risk is minimal - if not then there is no risk of transfer.

November 5, 2018 - 1:51pm
(reply to SusanC)

he says he doesn’t know if it was a cold sore or not, is it safe to assume it wasn’t? if it was, it was scabbed over, thank you for your response.

November 5, 2018 - 1:57pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to nsbsjdndbsbdbd)

Hi again.
Generally speaking, a person knows if they have a cold sore as they are quite painful and last for days. Does he have a history of cold sores? If so, then it may have been a cold sore but the risk would still be minimal if there was no oral sex.

November 5, 2018 - 2:20pm
(reply to SusanC)

he says he’s had cold sores before but this one didn’t feel like one, i feel like i am now overthinking if i have developed symptoms & i am being very paranoid, sorry for the lack of education on this topic & i thank you for the responses.

November 5, 2018 - 2:40pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to nsbsjdndbsbdbd)

It's ok, we're here to help!

Your risk is tiny, if there even is a risk. I'm not trying to be glib but there is nothing that can be done now anyway. Try not to think about it; odds are - you're fine!

November 5, 2018 - 3:50pm
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