What you don't seem to see is when some poor soul is in the throes of a constant outbreak, they don't want to hear about their well being and immune system. Clearly there is a much deeper issue going on.
I know there is a gel that you can use as well but there was some talk about long term use affecting womens vagina so look into it. Not sure its the same thing. Look if anti virals are not 100% what will be. I know you want to prevent and do what you can but the bf made the choice to risk it
Not sure if this is a old story...but happened across this article. Mentions it can fight off herpes in article.
That is unclear, comprehensive research suggests about 10% of HSV-1 infections are missed. Some believe up to 25%!
Note though that there is a correlation between missed infections and length of infection. Hence the proportion of people who test positive in the first few years of infection (after 16 weeks) is probably over 90%.
And here is another rub. If you test negative on IgG and then test positive on Westernblot, the interpretation on the basis of probability is overwhelmingly an oral HSV-1 infection from childhood.