Yes, I have had nine cases in 35 years of practice where someone has a positive HSV 2 nswab test from a lesion and tests negative on the Western blot for HSV-2. However, I have ordered thousands and thousands of Western blot during that time this is a very tiny percentage
With an initial cold sore outbreak, the virus could appear on the lip, in the nose, on the chin, or even in the area of the eye. The herpes virus lives in the trigeminal ganglia which provides nerves to the entire face. The virus can travel on any of these nerves to get to the surface of the skin. Doesn’t change this picture at all.
Herpes lesions do not remain on the shaft of the penis for five months.