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I think these lesions are very concerning looking. This is how they looked and Planned Parenthood declined to swab them when they looked like this, exactly like this?
Lab results vary from place to place and over time. The variations you are reporting are not significant, even though they may seem so to you.
If this is HSV 2 in the pictures, it is possible that you acquired this from your new relationship and you had a little time to make antibody and the results are quite low. You may well be in the process of developing HSV 2 antibody.
However, as you know, this could also be a false positive because it is in the low positive range. It is way too early to do a western blot, however. You would need wait about 16 weeks to test with this particular test. However, I would recommend that you retest with the usual screening test (IgG type specific) in a couple of months. If the result is now over 3.5, you would not need to do western blot confirmation.
It does seem very odd indeed to me that BOTH HSV 1 and HSV 2 were negative in July and now both are positive. There’s something weird about that.
If these lesions are herpes, they could be either HSV 1 or HSV 2. So the HSV 2 could be a false negative and the genital lesions could be HSV 1. Or they could be HSV 2. Or they could be not herpes.
Let me say this to you: if you get anything that looks like this again, I want you to go immediately into a health care provider and have these lesions swab tested using PCR technology.
I would recommend that your current partner be tested. If he is negative, then that result can not be taken to the bank. If it is positive, then it is possible that you acquired this from him or if not, then you are vulnerable to acquiring it from him.
In summary, I am quite concerned about these lesions. Please feel free to write me more questions.