Based on the fact that I seen my fiancé while she had an active cold sore 2 weeks prior to my first ever (initial) outbreak and it had all the characteristics of a primary outbreak and lasted 2-3 weeks. Can I safely assume (I know you can not guarantee) that this is where I contracted this from? Would you conclude that if you were me? I never had an outbreak prior and even then, I’ve seen people with their little cold sores. Mine was nothing like that. It was huge.
Yes, I would conclude that you got it from her
Can I let go that I caught this simultaneously (orally and genitally) years prior and shown oral symptoms years later and will show genital symptoms sometime in the future?
Has anything I said indicated that this wasn’t a new infection?
Appearance? Incubation? Length of sores?
Also, I’d like to ask some questions.
How often do you see someone come in with a “new infection” of hsv1 and it turns out it’s not? Percentage wise?
I don’t have a number for that, but your description definitely sounds like a new infection
How often do you see people with simultaneous infections? Percentage wise?
How often does hsv1 have a true primary outbreak with classic symptoms? Percentage wise?
I don’t have those number, but often
Do you discourage anxious forum users to scroll through the forum?
Also, is gracefromhhp, dr.hhh and dr.hook a reliable source of info on medhelp (or asha)?
Dr. HHH and Dr. Hook are, yes, not sure about Grace, but I think so
I have uncles and people I know who date/marry someone with cold sores and they never worry about it. I just can’t seem to knock the thought that GHSV1 is lying dormant and will soon rise when I least expect it. I think too much info makes possibilities and horror stories more realistic. Can I schedule a phone call?
You can schedule a video consult, sure, on this website.