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  1. I appreciate everyone’s time in reading this and responding.  I’ve done a good amount of research but still am unsure about a few things.

    Ok so I got my first outbreak on 6/28/21.  About 30 lesions on my penis shaft.

     Went and got blood test the next day.  IgG levels for herpes simplex 1 was 1.55.  IgG for simplex 2 was negative.  I then went to the doctor the next day and got a “sureswab” done on the active lesions.  The doctor also prescribed me valtrex, 2g a day for 10 days.  The lesions started healing soon after starting the meds.

    The swab test came back positive for herpes simplex 1 and negative for 2.

    I always assumed I had herpes simplex 1 in my mouth but now I realize it was probably just canker sores because the sores were always inside the mouth and never on my lips or outside of my mouth.

    .  My girlfriend had a blood test done and had a IgG level of greater than 5.00 for simplex 1 (it didn’t specify, just greater than 5).  She has had small outbreaks around her mouth a few times since we’ve been together (1 year).  

    Now come the questions:

    1.  Since my GF has high antibody/igG levels and has had simplex 1 for a long time, does that mean I won’t pass on my genital herpes simplex 1 to her genital area?  Do I need to worry about spreading it to my GF?

    2.  What are the downsides to taking daily valtrex?  Should I take daily or just take it during an active outbreak?

    3.  When I don’t have an active outbreak, how much do I need to worry about spreading herpes to other parts of my body?

    4.  I have not been horny at all since my outbreak.  Is this a side effect of valtrex or just possibly a psychological effect of having a herpes outbreak?

    5.  Am I correct in thinking they simplex 1 usually had less frequent and less severe outbreaks?

    6.  How long until I don’t have to worry about kissing my girlfriend and getting the virus in my mouth too?

    Thanks for all the help!

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