Hi there. Your questions are multifold & will require a detailed explanation but as this is a public forum will keep this brief & to the point. No you do not need to be kissed or be sexually active to have aquired the herpes
virus especially type 1. Please do a serum IgM/IgG
herpes type 1 test which will give you a clue as to recent or long standing infection. My guess is a childhood contact infection & when the immunity was down, it sprung up. Perhaps it is not much comfort to you but the prevalance of Herpes is extremely high in the general community & you are far from alone. I will need far more information to help you in detail as regds acyclovir
dose, time of starting it (how many days after rash
etc) & interval between last 2 episodes etc to provide you a detailed prognosis. Do feel free to use the premier 'ask-a-doctor' portal & get in touch with mois & can take the discussion further in detail. For the moment wish you a quick/speedy recovery & as long herpes free interval s possible. Cheers!
Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD
Vikram Hospital, Bangalore, India