*Does this sound like an initial infection?
It does, but the way to know for sure if something is new or a recurrence is to have antibody test done as well as the swab test when symptoms are new. If the antibody test is negative and the swab test positive, that means you have a new infection.
*Should I retest for any reason?
*My tear was very small and never spread or hurt in anyway. Would this be an indication that maybe my OBs will be minor?
Maybe or maybe it is a recurrence. Very hard to say with certainty