How were you diagnosed with herpes? Sometimes a person takes the herpes blood test and gets genital herpes outbreaks. If the blood test came back as HSV-1 positive many people believe they have genital HSV-1. Genital HSV-1 typically doesn’t cause many genital herpes outbreaks.
If you definitely have genital HSV-1 and if your girlfriend has genital HSV-2, both types of herpes could spread by sexual intercourse. In this situation, both partners would come in contact with a different strain of herpes genitally. If a person actually catches both strains of herpes, genital herpes outbreaks could occur from either strain. HSV-2 would be much more likely to cause genital herpes outbreaks. HSV-1 is more likely to cause oral herpes outbreaks.
If taking safe sex, the possibility of infecting a different type of herpes could be lower. It is suggested using a lubricated latex condom. Avoid sex during outbreaks, if a burning, itching or tingling feeling occur. Friction from sex could contribute to genital herpes outbreak. If you get an outbreak the next day don’t worry too much.