He is not my first. I have another son who is almost 9. But when he was born I knew nothing of HSV. I kissed my first born all the time. I didn’t start learning about HSV until my blood test results in 2018. My first born has never had a cold sore but of course I know now that doesn’t mean he has not been infected. In all my reading I came across a post where Dr. Hansfield states that if a mother has HSV before pregnancy, she will pass these antibodies to her baby that will offer some protection for the first few months of life. This post however was from 2007. Does this still hold true? I will still continue to not kiss my son or let others but knowing there may be at least a little protection would be somewhat reassuring. The saying that ignorance is bliss is so very true. Since my blood test and all of the things I have come to learn about HSV, I am in a constant anxiety. But knowledge of this is very important as well so I guess it is kind of a catch 22. I drive my husband crazy but as mothers we just want to protect our children.