16 days ago I had unprotected oral sex with a female friend. She called me the next day to say she might have an STD, because she had what was thought to be yeast infection earlier in the week (which was treated and went away with antibiotics), but woke up with a sore throat. She was freaked out, and had a follow up appointment already scheduled for the following week. The sore throat lasted a day, and she didn't have any other symptoms. After the follow up visit with her doctor, her pap smear was negative for chlamydia and gonorrhea, and she was given a clean bill of health by her doctor. She also contacted the two recent partners she had, and neither had any symptoms.
I had no symptoms until about 5 days after the initial oral I started getting itchy around my groin, but also had a phantom itch randomly all over my body. This started making me very paranoid as I was waiting for her test results. No other STD symptoms at that time, except my groin area felt a little moist. I thought maybe it was a surface fungal infection, so I started applying Lotrimin to the area. It helped with the itching, but about 4 days later I started getting a weird tingling on my legs so I stopped using it. This tingling lasted 24 hours, then went away.
After all of this, I decided to have a full STD panel done. My IgG test came back positive for HSV-1 at a score of 8.94. HSV-2 was negative, as was everything except I am waiting on chlamydia and gonorrhea results still. I asked her about HSV-1 and she's never had a herpes test done. She said she did not have any cold sores at the time of the oral, and doesn't remember ever having any.
1. Is there any way to tell how long you've been positive for Herpes 1 based on the result? 8.94 seems very high.
2. Is it possible that I could have contracted genital hsv-1 from this?
Besides the itching and moist groin, the only other symptoms I've had was some nausea earlier in the week (no vomiting) and yesterday inside my urethra felt like it had a small irritation, but went away overnight. Otherwise, no discharge, no outbreak or bumps, and it doesn't hurt when I pee.
I have had a lot of anxiety over this encounter, which may be responsible for the nausea and phantom itching. I had sex with my significant other 3 days ago, and am paranoid maybe I passed something along to her. She hasn't mentioned any issues so far.
Thanks in advance.