I don’t know – that is really combining an antibody test (IgG) with a test for the actual virus (DNA). Completely confusing to me.
I would not recommend the western blot if I thought the inhibition assay was a good test, let me just put it that way.
Yes, I have seen people test positive on the IgG at that level and test negative on the western blot.
The transmission rate between an infected male and an uninfected male having sex twice per week without medicine and without condoms is about 4% per year – that is, 4 men would get infected. HOWEVER having said that, the studies are all done on couples where herpes is known to be present in one partner so that’s not the case with you.
Let’s just get the blot ordered and see what happens. What state do you live in?