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Yes, if symptoms from a new outbreak are going to happen, they are going to happen within 2-21 days, with 21 being very much on the long side. It is true of both oral and genital infection.
I’m not clear that I had the piece that you tested antibody positive in 2006 or 2007, I knew you had what you thought was a cold sore around then.
I know you want me to make some statement about whether you have acquired a new strain of HSV 1 somehow and my statement is no, I do not believe that you have. My opinion is that you may have acquired HSV 1 orally and genitally at the same time (if you do have oral infection which we cannot know despite dental work, surgeries, etc. We do know that your genital outbreak was not your first because temporally it was no where near your most recent sexual exposure.
When you tell your new partner, I hope you will tell him in way that does not paint this as some kind of awful thing. It is a ubiquitous infection for more than half the US population that for most people causes annoying but manageable cold sores. For some, it will cause infrequently recurring genital symptoms usually lasting less than a week. You may bring this up and he’ll tell you he gets cold sores or periodic genital symptoms Until he is tested there’s just no way to know what’s up here.
For your last question on HSV 2: Yes, having oral HSV 2 only will protect against getting HSV 2 genitally, essentially a vaccination. Once a person is infected in one place we believe that essentially protects you from getting it at other places on your body. It is also true for HSV 1. But remember that sometimes people acquire it the first time at both sites. I don’t know what you mean about quotes.