Thanks, Terri. I think there might have been a misunderstanding. The 3.21 was a result of the HSV 1 and 2 IGG combined test. It was not for a HSV-2 type specific test. I don’t know yet what my HSV 2 result is. Or my HSV 1.
My understanding is that the HSV 2 specific tests for 3.5 or below are often false positives, and that the CDC doesn’t recommend these tests without an outbreak.
Is that correct?
And if it is correct, then should I test for the HSV 2 specific antibodies, if my combined test was only 3.21 and I have not had a doctor diagnosed outbreak?
What does a 3.21 combined test result mean?
No doctor evaluated the bump because it cleared up so quickly, I couldn’t see anyone before it was gone. I sought the blood test on my own because I’m hyper conscientious/anxious about my health. When I had discomfort in the exact spot before, the proctologist diagnosed me with a hemmorhoid. I also wax and shave. So, sure…wishful thinking…I’m obviously wanting to hear that I don’t need to worry about it unless I have a diagnosed outbreak…
But at the same time, is it safe to assume that an undiagnosed bump plus a 3.21 result from the HSV 1 and 2 combined test means I’m positive for HSV-2?
Thank you again.