1. How much anti viral therapy would affect a blood test result to make it show negative? For example, say i took 3 valtrex for 4 days around an outbreak than got a blood test a week later, would that make it show negative?or would it have to be consistent daily dosage to affect? This i mean for both an IgG and Western Blot.
No, three days of Valtrex would not cause a false negative on an antibody test.
2. Is saran wrap an adequate barrier to oral sex?
3. Is it true that you shed more in the first year of infection or only the first 3-6 months? Some articles say the first 2 years.
You shed most in the first 6 months, then there is a decline until 2 years, then more decline
4. When you asynptomatically shed, is it almost a guarantee your partner would get it if you were to be kissing for say atleast 2 minutes?
No, there are more factors than shedding to transmission. Certainly your partner’s HSV status is one thing, but volume of virus, vulnerability of the partner’s skin/tissue, etc.
5. I am honestly still confused about the whole saliva and shedding thing for oral hsv1. Could you explain one more time. If you have a cold sore that recurs on your bottom left lip, your whole lips area will be shedding in both symptomatic/asymptomatic cases?
No your whole lip will not be shedding. Saliva can contain virus if it is being shed off tissues inside the mouth and being dumped into saliva. But it’s not a terrific carrier of virus at all.
6. Are there any current trials for a vaccine for cure for hsv1?
7. Do you know the breakdown of age groups for people who have hsv1 as it is 50% less than 50 or is that the only statistics that are given on it.
We have statistics only in the age group of 14-49 but clearly, the rate of infection goes up the older you get.