1) Does my test score indicate anything, like after 14 years the virus isn’t as strong, being that it is positive but lower?
It does not mean anything other than you are positive.
Assuming he is negative
2) What is the likelihood of transmitting HSV1 genital to genital and genital to oral? I see in previous posts there isn’t alot of data, but what’s the likelyhood based on your knowledge. When asked this question how do I respond?
Well, first of all, we don’t know for certain that you have HSV 1 genitally. You might but a visual diagnosis is an error about 20% of the time. We don’t have statistics about transmission rates with HSV 1 unfortunately. I have very rarely seen HSV 1 genital to genital transmission but certainly have seen HSV 1 mouth to genital transmission.
3) The guy I began seeing works with his hands and often has small cuts, torn cuticles etc. What is the likelihood of transmitting HSV1 to his hands assuming i don’t have an outbreak.
Again, I don’t have a percentage there. But it is possible to get herpetic whitlow in this way but would be unlikely from the genital area to his hands.
4) When you refer to a 1% transmission chance does this mean that 1 in 100 chance because I found a site that states it means a 1/40,000 chance. Is the site accurate stating 1 in 40,000? The latter doesn’t sound very high risk. http://www.dynamiclear.com/blog/herpes-transmission.htm
If I say, for example, there is a 5% chance transmission would occur, that means, based on previous research, if a discordant couple is having sex about twice per week and there were 100 couples in this exact same situation, about 5 our of 100 would end up infecting their partner.
5) if it’s been years since I’ve had a cold sore are the risks lowered transmitting when kissing?
Are you certain they were cold sores not canker sores? Yes, with time, people shed virus less thus transmission is less likely over time.
6) I am so attuned to my body I can tell if I have any sensitivity. My question is does shedding happen even without an outbreak coming on?
7) when shedding is referenced orally it states 5-19% of days. Does this mean 5 out of 100 days? Does this lessen the longer you have had the virus?
Yes and yes
Assuming he is positive (I will be asking him to test)
8) can we give hsv1 to each other in a different place?
In other words if he has it orally and I give him oral sex can I transmit this to his genitals?
9) being that 2 out of 10 hsv1’s are missed with the IgG test would it help to get a second test if it came back negative or is this specific to people and not the test?
If he is negative for HSV 1 and wants the absolutely best test for HSV 1 it would be the western blot.
Please ask other questions that you have.