Re: HOW I can have herpes 2 oral and not partner!
from my experience with my gyn, they gave me the impression by the blood test they couldn't definitely determine if i was + for type 1. my blood test was definite + for type 2 (which a swab test had already confirmed a few years ago when i had my first ob-genitally).
i've never had an oral ob, but he ran the blood tests for me last year when i had these little white bumps on my lips. he also swabbed them and the swab was negative. i have my yearly check-up with my doc this week and i'm gonna see if i can get a clearer understanding. kinda of like you mentioned above....my gyn usually gives vague answers. i'm not sure if its because it makes him uncomfortable or he's not totally up to speed on herpes. he usually gives me the quote about how common oral herpes is anyway....but, i'd like to know for sure if possible.
oh, by the way, i had my dermatologist look at the white bumps, too. he told me they were "apthous ulcers" or stress ulcers that come from eating salty, acidic foods and/or stress! they went away and i've not had any more since then.