1. The brief face touch before having sex with my partner with my fingers a week ago seems to have resolved with no negative outcome. I know I was panicked and over reacting.
2. At the point our main concern is whether I have acquired ghsv1.
The situation as it stands:
I was 100% exposed to my partners new ohsv1 outbreak via oral sex. My partner’s culture came back negative, but their DR said that this was likely because they took valacyclovir and that the appearance looked very typical for ohsv1 and that we should still assume they have it until we can do an igg blood test (they tested negative for hsv1 & 2 on blood test a few months ago, so this would definitely confirm things), plus they had kissed me a few days earlier when I had a cold sore.
A few days later I started having extremely intense burning and itching inside my vagina and around my vulva. My symptoms didn’t respond to antifungals, antibiotics, or antivirals. The sensation was EXTREMELY intense, like the worst yeast infection of my life, was almost constant and especially bad with any friction.
I had a pcr swab of the entire area done 4 days after onset of those symptoms, and 7 days after the exposure. This was at the height of the burning symptoms. As of today, I received a negative pcr swab result. I still have no lesions, rash, or bumps. I know all that tells me is that I’m not shedding right now. My burning sensation is USUALLY down to a 3-5 on pain scale instead of an 8-10. I am on a third dose of flucanazole, which is perhaps helping.
At this point I don’t know what to think or how to proceed. I know you typically say that getting the same hsv strain in a second location is very rare, so I should have been protected. Nonetheless the timing of exposure and then sudden intense burning points to SOMETHING happening.
How would you advise I proceed? Live and see and swab anything that looks weird? Could the burning and subsequent maybe yeast still be a reaction to exposure?