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Well, you have done your reading, haven’t you?
Glad you are doing a western blot because that will give you more clarity particularly about your HSV 1 status. What do I think? I think you will be be positive for HSV 1 but who knows, really.
If you are positive, then you should tell your new partner. She’s worried about it. If you know you are positive, this should be a topic of discussion, IMHO. Has she been tested to determine that she is HSV 1 negative? And why would she be so concerned about being HSV 1 positive? More than half the population has this infection (which I’m sure you know).
I doubt that your penile symptoms have anything to do with herpes. If you are positive, you can start antiviral therapy daily if she is definitely negative for both. She’ll look a long time before find too many people who are HSV 1 negative, I think.
What didn’t I answer for you, Mr. Well Read?