Thanks very much for the reply. A couple more questions:
1. My sexual health clinic told me that I can give someone who already has HSV-1 a “different strain” of HSV-1, so that there is no protection for a partner that has HSV-1. This seems in conflict with what I’ve read elsewhere. I understand there to be two strains HSV1 and HSV2. Am I wrong? Are there multiple strains of HSV-1?
2. How many days does HSV-1 genital shed? Does it matter if I have future outbreaks or not in terms of shedding frequency?