Thanks again Terri.
So I should really ignore the other information posted online about this situation. Most of this information is posted on un-reputable sites.
Could you just clarify what you mean about you have seen patients with known antibody testing and positive swabs?
I have had swabs done in the past on tears which have come back negative for genital hsv1 which adds further weight to my situation as does my extensive cold sore history as a child. My partner just seems to know when to get a cold sore to freak me out 😁
I can see it all and understand it so rationally, just some times hard to get the brain to follow suit.