1) I intend to take the Western Blot soon just for confirmation, so thank you for that answer.
2) My doctor shook his head when I suggested angular chelitis, because the “sore” was circular and not linear, as most cases of chelitis are. And although it was in the general area of where chelitis takes hold, it was not exactly adjoined to the corner of my mouth. Still, I had had a bad case of chapped lips at the time, and in the months following the “sore” I did have on/off mild chapping and pain in the corner(s) of my mouth. Therefore, I wouldn’t rule out chelitis. Still, as I have read that chapped lips can cause a breakout of HSV-1, it really comes down to the monster of correlation vs causation, the chicken or the egg.
3)I meant to say the person with whom I was “making out.” Sorry for the verbose question.
I do have one other question in need of answering, if you please, and that would be: is the boil-like sore on my genitals a usual sign of an HSV infection, 1 or 2? Or would that likely be something else?
At this point I don’t feel panicked, and I’m just trying to play “Super-Sleuth” and figure out what this may have been. However, the internet is an awful place to do medical research, as I’m sure you’re aware.
Thank you again for the speedy reply.