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Old Yesterday, 09:13 AM
 
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To be blunt, Iíve had many intimate partners throughout my life (at least 18+) and have shared marijuana cigarettes with countless people.

When I recently got my full-panel STI test results back, I came back negative for all STIís (including both strains of herpes). This is interesting b/c I read that the vast majority of the population had HSV-1. So how was I spared when the odds were clearly massively stacked against me?

Iím obviously glad that Iím ok but am just curious how this worked out.
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Old Yesterday, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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You might just be lucky. There's also a small chance for a false negative finding.
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Old Yesterday, 10:08 AM
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Location: Texas
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To be blunt, Iíve had many intimate partners throughout my life (at least 18+) and have shared marijuana cigarettes with countless people.
This is irrelevant. You could have had only ONE partner and caught herpes. Number of partners doesn't always correlate to being more likely to have an STD.

I'm not sure what smoking marijuana has to do with it either.
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Old Today, 11:18 AM
 
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I'm not sure what smoking marijuana has to do with it either.
I think it was meant in terms of sharing doobies, pipes, or vaporizers with a wide variety of people which would mean encountering some saliva. Passing to other people is more socially common when smoking marijuana than it is when smoking tobacco products.
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Old Today, 11:30 AM
 
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OP was fortunate and also fortunate to NOT be a parent...no protection????
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Old Today, 07:50 PM
 
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Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). It can be passed from person to person even if a partner has no sores or other signs of an outbreak. Other than abstinence (not having any type of sex, including oral or anal sex), the best way to avoid getting herpes is to use a condom. Use condoms during any type of sex (oral, vaginal, or anal). Girls receiving oral sex should have their partners use a dental_dam every time to protect against STDs.
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