Hi @Rayman614 welcome to the site.
With many things in life, the most logical explanation is usually correct. In your case, this infers that most probably do not have genital herpes. You talk about nerve damage, well herpes doesn't do that, but many other conditions do.
If you'd like more thoughts, then please tell us about your symptoms years ago, sexual activity at the time and what has happened since.
There is little point testing, only a swab test can sort this out.
HSV-1 is occasionally in 10% or more of people. If you test positive for HSV-1, then you will not know which location it is in. You will need to assume it is oral given the overwhelming odds of you being infected as a child.
Have you ever had oral cold sores?
At this stage everything points to you not having genital herpes.
I've read a couple of times that it's most likely you'll pass herpes to a partner in the first three months of a relationship and less likely after that... anyone have any idea why??
I'm pretty sure I read it on Terri warrens website somewhere.....
Any more info on this would be greatly appreciated :-)
Sorry Acces but I agree with heartless on this one. (Well I do and don't) I'm constantly going back and forth in my head. If I ever open up to someone ever again, which at this point is probably never! I couldn't risk "giving" them this little gift forever. I hate condoms and don't want to have to take antivirals everyday for something that has had no effect on me physically in any way, shape or form - minus my initial outbreak. I take antidepressants every bloody day and I hate that! If I bonded with someone it means I've started to care about them. In this instance, sharing isn't caring.