I know that I am beating a dead horse at this point, but you said that most people with genital HSV 1 have initial symptoms. Are they mostly typical or is it common for them to be atypical? The burning is still worrying me a bit even though it could be due to really anything. Is burning with genital herpes usually due to the sores? Or is there another reason behind it. The thought that the burning could be an atypical symptom has crossed my mind because I am not really sure when it started or stopped and how long I had it for. I read that the initial symptoms are usually the most severe especially in a primary infection. But I did not start being vigilant in watching for symptoms until two weeks after the encounter.