So here’s the story. About 4 years I had Type Specific IgG HSV 1/2 testing and both came back negative. Since that time period I have had sex with three different people and one time each. Once without a condom. That is my total sexual history. Only three times with three different people. It has been more than a year since I’ve had sexual intercourse. I received oral sex 10 months ago. Got tested with Type Specific IgG test for both HSV 1/2 again and HSV1 was negative but HSV2 came back positive at 1.65. My question is how likely is this to be a false positive? Why was I negative four years ago and now its positive if I was not infected?
Have you done a consult? This sounds familiar to me. There is probably a 80% chance that this is a false positive. Your test is either positive because you are infected OR you have a protein in your blood that is the same molecular weight as a herpes antibody protein and it is tripping the test erroneously
The CDC recommendation is for you to obtain a confirmatory test like the western blot
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