I received results today and wanted to know what your interpretation is. Last date of sexual activity was January 22 and blood test was taken on March 5. No visual blistering in genitals or oral that would assume HSV in me or partner. Blood work states HSV1 IGG .01 and HSV2 .77 so it is negative but a higher negative.
Do you think I should be retested in a few weeks for increase due to incubation period? Also, would one know from blood test if HSV2 started as someone else’s HSV1?
Following up on my note above – thanks!
HSV 2 never starts as someone else’s HSV 1. HSV 2 is it’s own virus and so is HSV 1.
Your HSV 2 index value of 2.77 is in what we call the low positive range and needs confirmation. You could be newly infected but without any symptoms and without a positive HSV 1 test result, I would think you would have some noticeable symptoms if you were observing carefully, but not always. You may wish to retest with the IgG when 12 weeks have passed since your contact with that person and if still in the low positive range (below 3.5) then obtain a herpes western blot for confirmation of your HSV status.
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