Thank you for the response.
I had very little knowledge of HSV-1 or -2 before my antibody test. I realize there is a massive stigma that comes with it. I have sort of a two-part question:
Is there anyway to know whether I have oral or genital HSV-1 other an outbreak or assumptions that many exposed to oral HSV-1 during childhood considering I have no recollection of cold sores?
If my understanding that oral HSV-1 is more contagious is correct, would it be reasonably to assume that I likely have genital HSv-1 if my long-term partner tests negative for HSV-1 based on GSV-1 study shedding rates and lower transmission rates compared to oral HSV-1?
(I think I did questions/profile right but let me know if I didn’t)