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You mentioned that the person you’re talking about confirmed positive for HSV one. Was that a swab test or a blood antibody test? The symptoms that you describe are not consistent with herpes, nor is the really dry penis. About half the population in the United States has HSV one infection, so it’s very common indeed. Most of this is oral, but some of it is genital. Genital HSV one is rarely transmitted to others, while oral HSV one can be transmitted with or without symptoms. The fact that you are negative for HSV one five weeks out is a good thing. The not-so-good thing is that the IgG test for HSV one misses 30% of infections compared to the gold standard western blot.
But again, nothing you suggested here sounds like herpes to me.