I had shared a vape pen the week before with a friend who is seeing a girl that has had cold sores before. My wife and I were going to start trying for a baby so at my next doc visit I asked to be tested for everything to make sure I was A-ok. In hindset, it was extremely foolish and I regret taking the test.
My main concern is keeping my wife from getting the virus. The logic side of my brain says, that if I tested negative in 2012 (2 years after my first sexual encounter…giving my body plenty of time to create antibodies if I was infected) and haven’t had any skin to skin sexual contact of any kind aside from with my wife, AND she’s also tested negative, that I should believe this inhibition test because it rarely gives false negatives right?
I will ask my provider about the Western blot as well.
Ive read tons on your forum about how people with high indexes can still test negative (thru WB) and how there isn’t enough viral load from touching someone’s thighs, butt or even genital area to transmit HSV2 from ur hands to your own genitals (assuming you don’t have a cut).
I just want to make sure that if I stop taking valtrex I’m not putting my wife at risk and want a professional opinion on whether I should trust this inhibition result given my sexual history, lack of symptoms and wife testing negative after all these years.