I had my first GHSV1 outbreak which fortunately was quite mild and not painful at all just about a month ago. My doctor was very surprised when my swab came back positive for HSV1.
At first I was relieved that it was HSV1 as it seemed like a somewhat milder version of HSV2 overall. Though now after doing my research I'm even more confused.
*I've seen the info that states viral shedding happens 3-5% days a year in GHSV1, but a new study Terri Warren referenced states that after 2 years it seems to shed only 1-2%... though when initially infected the person sheds more like %15% of the time - should I be avoiding sex altogether over the next few months?
* I was never put on an anti viral as my symptoms were not painful and cleared quickly though now I'm wondering if I should be on suppressive therapy as to prevent transmission?
*I do not currently have a partner but the idea that I might transfer my HSV1 to someone is really causing anxiety especially since there aren’t any clear transmission rates.