I have been in a monogamous relationship for 4 years (my partners has too). I just had symptoms of genital herpes for the first time. The last girl I dated before my current partner had HSV 2 and told me about it (after we had been intimate a number of times). We stayed together for 6 months and continued to be intimate as she told me she was on treatment and was not contagious between flare-ups.
My question is is it possible that I got herpes from my old girlfriend but had no symptoms for nearly five years? And now get symptoms for the first time? Is this even possible?