Thanks for posting your query to HCM.HSV 1
and 2 are two different strains of same virus. HSV 1 generally cause infection near mouth whereas HSV 2 causes infection at genital area. Both the places the infection is clinically present as small painful vesicles which form ulcer in a day or two which remains for around 5-7 days and heals up.
In yourself TORCH profile has revealed positivity for herpes
. You should know that this is detected by ELISA
method which cannot detect HSV 1 or 2. For the further confirmation there is a test to detect IgG for HSV 1 and 2. The best test is DNA PCR for the most accurate detection of HSV 1 and 2.
But I would like to guide you that as you have history of cold
sores so it is confirmatory that it is HSV 1 only. Kindly do not worry about this as it is quite common type of infection and is not a sexually transmitted disease
. So do not correlate the things with any type of issues of genital or sexually transmitted infections.
With good health wishes
Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia