amanda (mandaryn) wrote in vaginapagina,

Information request/discussion (HSV)

Hi! I remember coming on here about a year or so ago, and reading some info on HSV. I don't think it was in the archives/tags but rather a well-timed post for my research at the time.

I believe archangelbeth was the one to post a comment regarding a statistic that stated that those with HSV-1 were (40%?) less likely to contract HSV-2. I'd love to read up on that on my own. PLEASE correct me if I'm wrong or misread this. (And I'll do my best to edit the post to cross-out this info so others aren't misinformed). 

This isn't an urgent concern, but general curiosity sparked by a recent conversation with a friend. 

Edit: I found the link!

Those who have a prior infection with HSV-1 have an acquired immune response that lowers - though certainly doesn't eliminate-the risk of acquiring HSV-2. According to one study (Mertz, Annals of Internal Medicine,1992), previous oral HSV-1 infection reduces the acquisition of subsequent HSV-2 infection by 40%.

It wasn't the post I was originally looking for, but I did find one in the archives. :)

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