So you posted another question, which I'm going to add here, so my brain can keep everything straight and in one place.
Your new question:
I had another post trying to distinguish the odds of HSV 1 being oral or genital, and odds are it is an old oral exposure.
However, I'm a bit worried because I've never had a cold sore or sore in my mouth. I know it can by symptomless but I still want to be sure.
IGG for hsv 1 came back positive 1/15. I got ahold of my ex (last contact 12/30) who says he has been tested and was negative before me, and has never had a cold sore.
Saturday I developed a sore throat and noticed small, not very raised and not painful fleshy/yellow colored bumps on the back wall of my throat with redness only. No visible sores.
By monday throat no longer really hurt but bumps still present. No sores.
This morning I noticed a couple tiny redish white bumps in my lower cheek, but I have been nervous chewing my inner cheeks (bad habit). My cheek feels sore but not painful. No oozing, etc.
Based on this timeline, could this be a first occurence? Or does it seem likely to be something else? Just asking so I can go get a PCR swab done if it seems very likely to be an outbreak. I'd like to know so I have a reference for future.
You already have antibodies, so any symptoms now aren't likely to be in your throat. Herpes in your throat, on your gums, etc., usually happens during a brand new infection when you don't have antibodies.
You can go get it swabbed, which would be a good idea in case this is strep throat brewing, but I'd be really surprised if this is herpes.
Why are you so anxious about hsv1? You've likely had it since you were a kid.
Unless you had visible sores in your mouth, they wouldn't swab the inside of it.
Statistically, you probably have oral hsv1 and have probably had it for a long time.
Did your partner perform oral sex on you? If they didn't, you can't have ghsv1. If you had hsv1 before, and we can't really know that, you can't get genital hsv1 after having oral hsv1.
If you get any genital sores, get a PCR swab done on it.