I guess I was under the impression that it was next to impossible to have three false negative IgGs, as was the case with myself. So what your saying is if he has had an old HSV 1 nfection and tested false negative, he will continually test negative? Is it possible that a great immune system can cause false negatives, because until recently I have been a model of great health and he is the healthiest person I know… Also, how quickly do IgM antibodies decline/become undetectable?
Thank you for the information on the autoinoculation – I read that it was possible but it sounded rare. I though that the primary way to contract HSV 1 was through sharing, so the idea didn’t sound too far fetched. To clarify, we both gave oral sex frequently, and in the above question my concern was my mouth/saliva on his penis followed by vaginal sex…I was half blaming myself because I really was afraid I could have done it to myself because we had oral and vaginal sex just 4 days after me sharing drinks and such with people!
I realize that I used my follow up question above, but I have more so I am going to post this, then purchase more questions. I know it is a lot but I have been researching (probably too much – but trying to stick to professional journals), plus I work in healthcare so I understand the complexity of these issues, but I still like to investigate and gather information.