Re: Does This Sound Like A First "Outbreak"
The virus comes out differently in everyone, but it is possible that you have had this for a while. I am assuming you had a culture done that turned up positive, I suggest that you also get the IgG herpes type specific blood test, if that comes out negative then you know it was a recent infection within the past 4 months. I mean either way your partner should be tested also.
*Please remember you can still transmit (even when no signs)& catch herpes even while using a condom since it is transmitted from skin to skin contact or from sore secretions not inanimate objects*