Hi Terri, we had an issue with my account so I made a new one to submit my follow up questions, as discussed. Here they are:
Would you recommend my ohsv1+ partner take daily suppressive antivirals for some amount of time to protect me from an oral infection while I build up my antibodies to my genital infection? And how much would these antivirals reduce the risk of him infecting me orally in the immediate, and long term, future compared to if he didn’t take them?
I took an IgG test 41 days after the encounter that led to my primary OB, and my hsv1 value was positive at 3.22. Does this IgG value mean that even though it hasn’t been four months since exposure (the time I’ve seen mentioned on the forum), that I now already have enough antibodies to be protective against acquiring hsv1 orally? (I did take antivirals during my primary OB for 10 days, I don’t know if that has any negative effect on the development of my antibodies against hsv1.)
Last, I know it’s impossible to know for sure, but since we also obviously kissed during the encounter where I received oral sex and got infected, and I had a symptomatic primary OB on my genitals, but no OB on my face at the same time, what are the odds I contracted the infection in both places, as opposed to just the genitals? It seems like I would have had an OB in both places if I had contracted it in both places (since I had no antibodies at that point and hsv1 loves the face), but I’m not sure what the chances are.
Thank you again for your time and advice! I really appreciate it, and this forum is a godsend.