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Have you ever in your life had a cold sore on your lip or in your nose? If yes, then that’s why you have HSV 1 antibody. Most people who are HSV 1 positive are infected orally but it is also possible, as you know, to be infected genitally. That most frequently occurs by receiving oral sex from someone who has oral infection. Were you the receiver of oral sex from this person in June? Also, the time from your having sex and the beginning of your symptoms is very long for new infection – normally signs of new infection appear within 2-10 days. HSV 1 genitally recurs quite infrequently , certainly not several times per year. It also does not cause a greenish yellow discharge. And it does not cause abdominal pain either. Herpes discharge, when it happens which is not often, presents as a clear watery discharge. I think it is very unlikely that HSV 1 is the cause of your symptoms. I am assuming that you have not experienced any specific lesions? Just the burning?
The best time for the most accurate herpes antibody test for HSV 2 (since you already know you have HSV 1) would be 16 weeks after the encounter.
The white tongue and torso rash are not symptoms of hopes.
I would not assume since the only test was that was positive was HSV 1 that that is the cause of your symptoms