Can I ever be sure if I do have herpes?
Well, basically, I need some advice on all this. Having never ever had sex without a condom, back in september a few weeks after my boyfriend and I broke up, I got kinda ill, felt some fairly small bumpy/blister like things on my labia, and then these turned into ulcery things. I got an emergency appointment at the doctor's so it wasn't my GP I saw, but a different one. On sight he said they were cold sores - no tests done - and i was prescribed some acylovir for 10 days. Because I had glandular fever about 18 months ago, my immune system is rubbish, and i was told to expect to have frequent outbreaks, particularly when ill.
The thing is, since then, NOTHING. I have been very ill a few times since then, on 3 different sets of antibiotics, had incredibly bad tonsilitis, and i've been really run done. I've also been really stressed (I had an interview at a top university, plus having to do exams this january and other personal stuff) and i have been told that all these things are triggers, and i don't understand why i haven't had another outbreak.
I've also been doing some research on the internet since then, and everything I've read about herpes, well it sounds pretty much like what I had, but the photos and stuff don't look quite the same. I'm very confused.
What I really want to know is - could this have been anything other than herpes? and also, if i never have another outbreak, can i ever be sure that it is herpes that i have? My ex partner has never noticed anything or had cold sores on his mouth, and the chances of my catching it from someone else just seem so small genitally, and they never had cold sores either. I just feel like I can't deal with either having herpes or not having herpes cos I'm so unsure about what my status is.