I meant to say HSV2 not 1
And my levels were 9 for IGG
It certainly can lay dormant for years and be brought out in situations like yours. Those are great questions for your doctor.
If you were immunocomprised, it's not surprising that you'd get an outbreak, even if you've been infected for years.
A 9 on the test is pretty high, and it's clearly a positive. I've seen numbers into the 30s and 40s, but the cutoff is 1.10, and anything under 3.5 needs to be confirmed.
It doesn't mean much other than you are definitely positive - it doesn't indicate how long you've had it, how many outbreaks you've had, etc.
It's entirely possible that your husband will be negative. Without knowing your sex, I can't give you exact rates of transmission. If you have a vagina, the chances that he'd get it over the course of a year is about 4% if all you do is avoid sex when you have symptoms. If you are a same sex couple, unfortunately, we don't have studies on that, but we know that it's probably higher than other groups, and the chances of someone with a penis transmitting it to someone with a vagina is about 10% a year just avoiding sex with symptoms, so it's probably a bit higher than that.
*Will I now actively have herpes outbreaks? Can I go another 9+ years of not having an outbreak? Is there really anyway of knowing?
No, there is no way of knowing this. If you do continue to get outbreaks, you can try Valtrex, which can help reduce the frequency of outbreaks.
*I also have a young daughter and am so terrified that she will somehow get it. If I am not currently having an outbreak and I don’t wash my hands well enough after using the restroom or somehow forget to wash, can she get it if I touch her face or when I’m changing her diaper?
The only way you will transmit this your daughter is if you are having inappropriate sexual contact with her. Herpes is not spread by casual contact, like touching, hugging, household contact, etc. It is only transmitted by direct, unclothed skin to skin contact, like kissing, oral sex and genital to genital or genital to anal contact (vaginal and anal sex).
Regular hand washing kills the herpes virus on your hands. There is no need to do anything above and beyond. Continue washing your hands as normal.
*I know you can get oral HSV2 herpes, but is this just like a cold sore or will it reoccur?
It is very similar to a cold sore, but oral hsv2 rarely recurs and rarely sheds. Most people only get one outbreaks. It also rarely transmits to someone else. Oral hsv2 is considered rare.
Try not to worry so much. In reality, very little will change about your life.