OK, so let’s assume you only have this orally. If this is indeed brand new infection, and I still think it would be wise for you to get an antibody test to know if this is new – it seems to me that that is key to your situation! If is it brand new, you will be shedding a little more as your immune system gets used to having this. If you know that your regular partner does not have HSV 2 for sure (remember that 80% don’t know they are infected with HSV 2), then I would advise no deep kissing for a while. And if you perform oral sex on your regular partner, there is also some risk of transmission, more with new infection, less with old. You are assuming this is new, I know. People with HSV 2 orally don’t shed often from the mouth, less than 5% of days swabbed I’m sure, but again, in the beginning, they shed more than later on when the immune system more aware of the infections. There is no specific research on the topic of oral only infection with HSV 2 that I know about. Most HSV 2 oral research is combined with genital HSV 2 and the immune response it generates, so I think we need to be cautious in your situation again extrapolating from research that also includes genital HSV 2 infection.
If you have HSV 2 orally, after about four months, you will basically be vaccinated against getting it genitally, if you have not.
OK, one more question/post. I guess those other posts are clarifications.