So HSV 1 is the virus that causes the vast majority of cold sores, something that many people acquire as children. It can also cause genital herpes. The majority of people with a positive HSV 1 antibody test do not recall having symptoms of herpes, so you are not alone. Have you ever in your life had a cold sore on your lip? Perhaps as a child? You might want to check with your partners about your childhood about this.
Fifty six percent of the US population between the ages of 14-49 have HSV 1 infection, so you in with the majority!
If you have never had a cold sore on your lip or in your nose and you’ve never had genital sores, you cannot know for sure where you infection it on your body.