A friend of mine suffers from Herpes (HSV) infection. He only told me about the same about 2 months back when we last met. Yesterday, at a restaurant he took a bite out of my burger twice. when I realized that he has told me about his condition and I confronted him, he told me that he has been actively taking medications as prescribed by his physician for the past 1 year so far and he was not having any active mouth sore at that time and the last time he had an outbreak was about a month ago so there is no need for me to worry. But, I'm worried now that by being careless, I may have contracted oral herpes. Just wanted to know:
- What are the chances of my contracting herpes from the above encounter?
- Are there any tests available using which there is a way to make sure?
- How long does it take from an infection to show actual symptoms and should I go for lab tests upfront or wait for symptoms?