I think the western blot would confirm both, yes, but I’m less confident about the LabCorp positives these days.
Actually, it is quite common to be positive for both and have no symptoms. More common than you might imagine. However, research shows that once you’ve been identified as infected, many people, actually most people, can identify an outbreak within about 3-6 months. But I have to say that some people never end up identifying an outbreak particularly of HSV 2. The most likely explanation is that the antibody to HSV 1 which is very similar to HSV 2 keeps the HSV 2 symptoms well under control. As for HSV 1, many people acquire this as children and may build enough of a general immune response that they don’t get them as adults and forget about the childhood cold sores.
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