I recently went to my gynecologist for my annual check-up and was told I was exhibiting signs of Herpes. My doctor discovered nearly-healed lesions inside my vagina; however, I had only experienced slight itching (if any) within the week prior to my visit. Is this normal to have very little symptoms? Also, I have only been with one partner, who I have been dating for over a year. I have never had any sexual contact with anyone other than him; however, he has not exhibited any signs of herpes before, and acquired his first cold sore (in his mouth) a couple of weeks ago (we did have oral sex). I have always had cold sores, and believe in kissing him, may have passed those on to him, while he, in turn, passed it on to me genitally. However, when I read about the subject, it seems HSV-1 is highly unlikely to be passed to the genitals of someone who already has HSV-1 infections (I've had cold sores of the mouth all my life), as they have built up immunity. I'm terribly confused, and my doctor will be testing cultures to see which HSV it is (though there is a possibility she won't be able to, as the sores were healing over). What is the likelihood it is not HSV-1 and not HSV-2, and how could I get HSV-2 from a partner who has never exhibited any signs of it (he was in a 7 year monogamous relationship before me, though his ex cheated)?
Sorry about the long post.