Actually I assumed that I got it from a GF who had herpes back in 1999 and didn’t tell me for a year. She didn’t say what type it was.
From 1999 to 2002, I did nothing. I knew nothing.
I did not have any outbreak till 2002, ditto for my wife. I was diagnosed by blood test and she was diagnosed by swab. Back then no one talked about type 1 and type 2, they just said you have genital herpes.
For a couple years I took Valtrex episodically a couple days a month and the most I ever saw was a little redness. The anxiety ate at me, so in 2004 I went on daily suppressive. I have not had an actual outbreak (sores) in 12 years or so. My wife has not had an actual outbreak since 2002 either, but she is not on suppressives, she just takes Valtrex for a couple days every few months when she feels something coming on.
1–If the Valtrex affected the test, why would it give me a false negative on the type 2 but allow a positive on the type 1?
2–Does the Igg mean anything in terms of likelihood of transmission (i.e., does a lesser number translate into lower odds of transmission)?
All this guilt and confusion for two unprotected sex acts. Why can’t I sit quietly in my room?