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I’m a little confused here – you don’t mention having an antibody test at all – have you had one at any point in all of this?
I’m curious about whether you also kissed this person to whom you gave oral sex? Is it possible that you acquired HSV from kissing and not from giving oral sex?
If you’ve not had an antibody test yet, I strongly suggest that you get one. At this point, everything here is a guess. There is nothing solid to hold on to here except that you get oral outbreaks,but we don’t know which type. While the swab test that was done isn’t 100% certain, it is optimistic that the swab was negative.