It sounds like he had some kind of titer testing done. I’ve not heard of anyone doing that very very old style testing in 20 years. The test to use to diagnosis HSV 2 infection if a type specific IgG antibody test. And for the record, herpes testing is definitely not part of any routine check. They might be part of some kind of routine STD screen, but I’m shocked there are even HSV 2 titer tests around in the US. You can feel free to pass this message along.
Are you sure it is 1.43 vs. 1:43? If it is 1.43, there is an 85% chance this is a false positive HSV 2 test as it is a very low positive. Ask him to check further. If it is 1.43, he needs a confirmatory western blot. On the other hand, if you test negative for HSV 2, and he tested negative in 2012 and he’s only had sex with you, he’s in the clear.
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