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I don’t have the test results back yet.
I got oral herpes from oral sex with a partner that I did not know had HSV 2. I recall that the oral herpes popped up (15+ years ago) and I had a terrible outbreak after having oral sex with him. I remember feeling sick and feverish and having a terrible cold sore. I stopped getting cold sores a few years ago and started getting some on the roof of my mouth instead but I had never had any indication of genital herpes before .
Long story short it is definitely possible that I acquired HSV1 an HSV 2 at the same time from that person.
I did not have an antibody test done with the swab.
I was never tested for HSV one. It was only an assumption.
I am starting to feel as the of the Covid reinfection somehow triggered an HSV 2 outbreak that I have never had before. Can it lay dormant for that long and just come out now? It’s just so crazy and quite depressing that it is coming out now after 15 years.