Hi Terri, thank you for both taking my question and for the work you do here.
I tested for HSV2 for the first time earlier last year, and tested positive with an igg of 1.49
I tested again a month later, and it was positive with an igg of 2.01
Then I let it go for a while, and decided to test again in December, and it came back equivocal with a value of 1.09
I tested a week after, and it came back even lower with .98.
Then, finally (yeah I tested way too much), an equivocal result last week with a value of 1.07.
My question is: do these results and the fluctuating numbers provide any indication of how likely I am to have a false positive? Should I be disclosing myself as HSV2 positive light of this? I never had any symptoms or outbreaks (that I could determine: I understand that outbreaks can be an especially subtle, almost unnoticeable event in some cases).
You are likely a false positive. However, last week I had someone with an index value of 1.07 and she confirmed as positive by western blot. So there are not promises here I am afraid. I would recommend a blot for you, given these values.
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