If your last sexual encounter was in July, you have now waiting long enough to test again.
Yes, getting the western blot in NewYork is difficult. I have had patients who, while visiting another state, have had the western blot drawn and sent from there. I’m not honestly clear about how that works with the laws of New York.
How about if you try the herpeselect again and see what you get? That IS allowed in the state of New York, as you know.
Remember that you did NOT test positive, you feel into a rather unknown range, but it is not positive.
You have two more questions/posts to do, should you wish to.