Anyone? I'm jumping from not worrying to slightly freaking out about it. In addition to the above questions, if I don't see anything by 20 days after exposure, should I just stop worrying about it? It's been almost two days and nothing so far.
Also, don't know if this is a factor, probably not but trying to be concise with info, but it was on the corner of her mouth at the lower lip, so don't know how much I would have contacted that spot.
The odds you were infected are very low, like probably 1 in 1,000. The reason? When a cold sore is healing there is very little if any virus near the skin surface that would be available to infected another person. Washing yourself has no affect; transmission happens instantaneously.
I am negative for hsv1 and I have dated lots of people that had oral herpes from hsv1. I don't worry about it. I would never let a very impersonal virus get in the way of meeting and having a very rewarding relationship with a great person. But, five days is probably enough. Incubation lasts up to 20 days in very rare circumstances. In the vast majority of newly infected people, symptoms will show up in 3-5 days.
Follow up question, what if it was HSV-2? Know that's rare on the mouth, but IF it was that could it just as easily take hold from romantic kissing?
Hsv2 doesn’t like the mouth. It’s not where it thrives.. so odds of transmission would have been just as low.
i would choose to kiss my partner even if she has herpes and get herpes rather than to abstain because of herpes fear ..... now if you get herpes reaaly what should happen after? nothing just few days and your lips will look great again .... let you immune system works if our immune system dosen't find somthing to fight he will fight our own body then. you should have concern of herpes only if you are immunocompromised
did you ever end up getting an outbreak?