I am 32 and just found out I have HSV2 but orally. I contracted it during a trip to Bali when I was 19. The day I left I had what I thought was a flu it was awful, but also broke out in a cluster of blisters on my face below my lip. Went to the docs, he said “its a cold sore or fever blister” and I never questioned from there. It came back maybe 7 times in total since then. And I now haven’t had one for years. I better mention too like most people I also have HSV1 which I got as a kid, haven’t seen a cold sore for years either but the HSV1 cold sores are completely different, they are more “sore” like appear on my lip skin. HSV2 is like a cluster of tiny blisters that pop, scab then heal and they appear on my skin below my lip. Anyway, since then I have been in 2 relationships, one spanning 10 years, and never once had his reared its ugly head as a problem for my partners. Until now. I have a new partner, younger than me, and had only been with one other partner (also a virgin). Starts dating me, goes for surgery on broken foot, gets antibiotics which leads to thrush, then a breakout. Which is why I got myself tested ad discovered I am positive for both types and where I pieced together what I had actually got back in Bali. I am assuming his immune system was so low it was able to infiltrate his skin even though i wasn’t having an active breakout. What Im wondering is, if a person suffers from HSV2 orally, do they shed from anywhere in the body there is bodily fluid? Or will they only shed from their mouth? I feel so so awful for giving it to him, I have to learn how to cope with this guilt. Ive also had two babies in the last 7 years and if I had have known I had oral HSV2 I wouldn’t have kissed them, I am always kissing my babies and they never got it either. I have also read that once you have it in one spot you can’t be reinfected into another area as you are immune to it. I really believe that is the case because we have had intercourse lots of times during breakout and nothing at all for me. I had hoped I would get it in a sick twisted way so that I could go through what he goes through every breakout.