Someone else that question of Terry Warren about lysine vs arginine and she said that there is no hard evidence to suggest that arginine does cause outbreaks but did say that certain foods and drinks do trigger outbreak 4 people and that really it is trial and error. If you eat a packet of Tim Tams and you have an outbreak then you better cut back on your Tim Tams is what she basically says
With the antivirals are you taking 2 tablets per day because I believe that you need to do that to get the equivalent of 1 valtrex. Have you looked at your diet and overall health and well-being because this is a factor.
The Bloods can come back clean if he has been recently infected in the last 3 months. Given that you're out break was severe are you sure they tested for the type?. Generally HSV 1 genital is much easier to contract' from oral sex as opposed to genital hsv1 thru sex.
There are transmission rates. What is it that you are trying to establish because you are asking so many questions. You already know that oral herpes is higher risk than genital hsv1 and hsv2 is higher than genital HSV1.