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Confused about genital HSV1

Hello,

I received unprotected oral sex for approximately 5 minutes two days ago from someone that didn't have any visible sores but was probably a high risk.  Now I'm freaked out after searching the Internet and I'm very confused.  

Here's what I've gathered:

* You can get HSV1 from receiving unprotected oral.
* Incubation period is generally 2-7 days for all types of herpes
* Other STDs are much harder to get by receiving oral
* You can get also HSV2 from receiving oral but it's highly unlikely

Is that correct?

What I don't understand is:

* What are the symptoms of HSV1 genital herpes?  Are they the same as HSV2?
* During the prodrome stage HSV1 genital herpes, a fever can occur but what about congestion? Or, do I just have a cold?  
* How safe am I if no blisters show up after 7 days?  I know I won't be 100% in the clear but will I be at least 95%?
* What are the chances of getting HSV1 from oral if you've never had normal HSV1?  Are they the same as oral to oral?  If there's a 3-5% chance of passing HSV during shedding does that apply to all types of contact?
* WHEN CAN I STOP FREAKING OUT

Thanks

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Also, what should I be looing for on a daily basis until I'm in the clear?  And, when should I test and retest?
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Last question, if I do have HSV1 or 2 on my genitals, is there any risk with me passing it on to someone else from kissing?  
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have you ever been tested for herpes before to know your status?

no need to be checking out your penis daily. if you contracted a std from this encounter, you'll know it. you'll either have lesions that are painful or itchy or you'll have pain and/or discharge with urination.

grace
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No, I've never been tested.  I've been with the same girlfriend for 8 years and until now there's never been a need.

If nothing shows up after 7 days, can I start to relax?  Before then, am I at risk of passing anything on by kissing?

Thank you
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it's being sexually responsible to get tested for herpes :)  
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