It is not at all reliable to go off the a history of no symptoms, unfortunately. I would recommend testing to know exactly where she stands with HSV 1 AND HSV 2.
The high negatives worry me some. And also just knowing that the test isn’t great in terms of HSV 1 (much better for HSV 2).
The western blot should be paid for by insurance if you have met your deductible, etc.
In terms of the swabs for lesions, that’s why I said we could send you PCR swabs and you could return them to us and we would send them to our lab for processing. Up to you of course. You could also ask your provider to have swabs to take home and return to them after collection. This allows people to get swabs done when their lesions are brand new.
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