Thank you for your quick reply and opinion. I am so hopeful by the odds you present here. Clearly a life changing event worries me greatly. My concern of exposure comes more from manual contact with a possibly infected body part and then touching my mouth (a had a slight cough that day and was covering my mouth (ironic). I got the Herpes ball rolling early when my hands started burning. The burning has been all over intermittent most frequent on right leg, ankle and arm, but on left as well. The weird thing is this has been nearly constant for seven weeks with only brief periods of relief. I was awoken just now by burning on my right thigh, genitals and waistline and with the same bad headache (but so pleased to see your note). The boxer short area reference was regarding my waist, scrotum and tip of my penis) The four week battery of tests included HSV IgG, not sure of other STD test methods. Intermittent fever has been around 100 and as I said occurs most frequently in afternoon and evening. I also have had low appetite and weight loss (but have been very upset). I have taken Valium to help reduce the anxeity off and on. 12 weeks will take me through to the second week of December – 5 more weeks. The only other med history issue with me is eczema and adult chicken pox – not sure if either would impact a possible new HSV infection. Lastly, since you give this even long odds…if this were HSV how do I protect my wife (who is allowing me to stay in my home) and young children? Until I know with certainty, want to keep everyone safe and free from potential infection. Have a follow up with the urologist in a week and will discuss further. Anything else I should pursue before the 12 week mark? Thank you again for your expertise and counsel.