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To my knowledge, there is no specific research showing that a high EBV antibody level has anything to do with a false positive IgG for HSV 2. You are being tested by something other than the usual tests (Captia and herpeselect brands) because your HSV 1 score is so high. However, it fits well that having a high HSV 1 score ca “bleed over” a bit into a false positive HSV 2. You are an excellent example of someone who needs a herpes western blot to look at your HSV 2. You can order that directly through UW or our clinic can usually order the test for you to be drawn at a lab near you and sent to UW. At this point, instead of feeling upset about the HSV 2 score, I would just proceed with getting this confirmatory test, step by step.
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