So I am assuming that you had a swab test that was positive for HSV 2 from your mouth, correct?
And a negative antibody test to know that this is a first infection?
How long before I build up enough antibodies to avoid auto-inoculation in the boxer-short region?
About 3-4 months
I’ve just started taking Valacyclovir for suppressive therapy, will that slow down or stop the the development of antibodies? Should I stop and wait a few months?
Yes, it will. Once you are off meds for 3 months, you should have mounted a full immune response
Are there any long term implications about taking Valacyclovir for suppressive therapy?
None that we know of, no.