Hi Terri. Thank you for your prompt and professional response. Yes your are right it has proved confusing and the frustration is just not knowing either way. I had moved on from it but with the new relationship I’m in it became an unanswered issue again. I know that I do have to just move on from it with the uncertainty and conflicting results and part of this I guess had been contacting your services to guide me. I just have a few final questions for you if that is okay?
1. Is serology testing (7 in total over 10 years, all negative for HSV1 & 2) likely to have detected the HSV 2 antibodies definitively do you think? From your previous response and from reading I get the impression that HSV 1 has less accuracy in detecting antibodies to this strain. And I guess this raises the possiblity that if I am positive that it is more likely to be HSV1 rather than HSV2, especially in the absence of obvious symptoms during this 10 year period.
2. Can people who don’t reside in the USA (I live between Australia and NZ) find a way to get a Western Blot. I’m thinking that this is unlikely, but I thought I would ask anyway. This does seem to be the most accurate for serology testing.
Thank you again for your time and expertise. 🙂