Ah, of course apologies for not continuing my old thread; it was here:
Here is my follow up question based on what I know now – So, my husband certainly has HSV-1 genitally, as I saw the sores, and they looked like herpes sores. He was NOT swabbed, (I have no clue why the doctor did not do a swab as well) just had the antibody levels as I posted above. Now.. he *thinks* he gets cold sores occasionally in his mouth, but I have never seen one on him, and I (so far) test negative for HSV-1. Putting aside for the moment his statement that he gets cold sores, what is the typical situation for someone with HSV-1 genitally? I have read that a person typically has HSV-1 orally OR genitally, but not both. Is there any truth to that statement? I’m trying to determine just how many ways I can obtain the virus in terms of what preventative measures I want to take. Thanks!