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You can believe the herpes Western blot results. I don’t know why these results are concerning to you, even if you have only been having sex with African-American women. Transmissions from females to males is certainly not as high as transmission from males to females. I have never noticed a difference in the frequency of cold sores in African American versus Caucasian people. While it is true that the CDC only recommends confirmatory testing for those with index values below 3.5, most herpes aware clinicians Will offer confirmatory testing to those individuals whose history and symptoms are not consistent with positive HSV-2 results. In your situation none of what you described to me including your sexual history fit with a positive antibody test for HSV 2. I am pleased that you decided to pursue confirmatory testing and have received good news.
You have paid for six posts and I have answered nine. Not sure how I’m missed that but I would appreciate it if you could pay for the additional set of posts that you still owe,
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