I don’t think there is any way to know for sure what your genital infection was but it sounds more like yeast than herpes. Were the symptoms very painful, ulcerated, which scabbed later? It’s hard for me to get a feel for what happened to you with a bit more detail.
Have you ever in your life had a cold sore on your lip? If not, then it isn’t going to be possible to know where your infection is unless or until you get a lesion somewhere that can be swab tested.