Thank you so much for your response. It is so relieving to have someone knowledgeable to talk to.
I am unsure if I have had any cold sores in the past. I thought that I had, but it did not surprise me at all when the HSV1 was negative because I could never really tell if I had a pimple or a cold sore on the edge of my lip. They didn’t have any of the other signs (pain/tingling/more than 1 blister) other than location.
I’ve only had oral sex once (although I know there’s a chance it could take just once), for a few minutes, at the beginning of our relationship 4 years ago. However, I performed oral sex on him every single time we had sex. This would make it more likely that if I do have it genitally, I got it from him genitally, and that I probably would have contracted it orally at the same time since that is where HSV1 prefers? Theoretically, if I could convince him to get tested, would his HSV1 also likely be missed by the same test?