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I am about two weeks out from my hookup with the HSV-1 positive person. I have zero prodrome symptoms / zero outbreaks since. Would this be enough time for HSV-1 to appear?
I also know it’s very unlikely for him to have genital HSV-1 after having oral HSV-1 all his life which Is why I felt comfortable performing oral sex on him (but not receiving). I know it’s uncommon to have HSV-1 on another part of your body if you already have on one part and he’s never experienced a genital outbreak (though I know nothing is risk free).
So in short, based upon what I’ve described, in your opinion it’s very unlikely that I contracted, yes? I plan on getting an IGG test (along with HSV-2 / the rest of the full panel) at the end of this week. That is what my partner has asked which I will do for his peace of mind.
I know it can potentially take anywhere from 2 weeks to 3 months for antibodies to form. However concrete is this? Am I stupid for testing this soon / potentially putting my partner at risk (I’d never forgive myself as I cover all my bases well and disclose everything to him obviously. But the idea of waiting 3 months kills me (but will do if necessary). If it’s extremely unlikely I don’t think that’s putting him at risk and I’ll do the test for his peace of mind but if I could be jeopardizing his health than I wanna prevent that obviously.
What is the best way to proceed in your opinion. Thank you so much Terri.