I also experienced flu like symptoms during this time but I thought maybe it was brought on by my extreme stress to finding out the news. Could that have been related to me recently acquiring the virus? It seems very strange that I had never experienced lip tingling/burning and off and on muscle pain until I kissed this man.
If the infection is new, could I have autoinoculated myself my accidentally touching my lip and then masterbating despite not having a cold sore? I know viral seding is possible without visible lesions.
Also, is it possible that the test could be a false positive? I know my results are above the usual false positive threshold but I have read that herpes blood tests are not always accurate. What are the chances that I could actually be negative? Would taking the Western Blot be a good idea?