I get cold sores -around my nose and have tested positive for HSV1 (but not HSV2) I understand that Hsv1 can be transmitted even when I do not have an active cold sore outbreak, but I am somewhat unclear on the risk that I could transmit Hsv1 to someone from another part of my body (besides the site where I get outbreaks) through sweat or mucus etc...
Am I at all times at some risk of transmitting Hsv1 to a sexual partner when I have sex with them regardless of whether or not I am having an active outbreak?
If, for example, I DO NOT have an active outbreak of hsv1 and DO NOT kiss someone while having regular (not oral) sex with them, is there still a chance (however remote) that I might transmit hsv1 to them through only genital to genital contact alone?
I have read conflicting statistics about how likely it is to transmit Hsv1 when I DO NOT have an active outbreak. I always seem to feel a rawness around the outbreak site on my nose before I get a cold sore, is that the only time besides when i have an active sore and immediately after that I would be able to latently transmit HSV1?
Do you have statistics that reflect how likely I am to transmit Hsv1 if I kiss someone and DO NOT have an active outbreak at the time?
Thank you for your time!