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I’m not sure about this one:
– acquires ghsv1 well before ~13 weeks to term – maximum risk of transmission for recurrent episode in published literature – 5%
The rest seems reasonable to me. But remember that about half the population has HSV 1 infection already, so the odds are excellent that you will meet someone who is already infected!
I don’t believe anyone would perform an amniocentesis for HSV – there are risks associated with that procedure as well, you know.
I think you’ve thought this out very well. Good job!