When I was first diagnosed, I was told it was HSV 1 and that it presented genitally (FYI I have never had a cold sore on my face). I had a visual exam and subsequently a swab test. My boyfriend has not been tested, and when I asked my physician about this, I was told it would be quite difficult to diagnose in him because he had never had an outbreak or sore.
The initial outbreak (which led to my diagnosis) was pretty “classic” in that I had many pimple-like outbreaks which looked exactly like herpes sores between my anus and vagina, and on my inner labia and clitoral hood.
Wondering about your thought that I might have a sensitivity to his semen – what types of tests might I ask for to determine this?