Thanks for your reply. If it wasn’t for fear of giving this to my kids or other children, I might just give up and ignore these sores. At this point, they come and go within a few hours, causing burning and tingling that is significant, but short-lived.
I have been looking on some herpes message forums and found many people who had a low positive for hsv-2 on the ELISA, but then got a negative on the western blot. For the most part, these people had no symptoms. I haven’t found anyone (yet) who did have symptoms and got a positive on the ELISA for hsv-2, but then later found out it was hsv-1 instead. Since I hadn’t ever read this happening to anyone, I didn’t realize it was possible. You’d think that if a person has hsv-1, that it would show up and that the low positive hsv-2 would be a crossover effect from the hsv-1. My hsv-1 has always been negative, which had made me think hsv-2 was likely.
I’m kind of sick of this whole thing….but yet I do want answers!
I’m going to go ahead with the pcr swabs… up to 10 as you said.
I’ll let you know when I either get a positive swab OR when I’ve completed the 10 swabs that were all negative.
Thanks for your help!