I have renewed my subscription, and I have just one last concern. I have recently been tested again for HSV-1 and would like your opinion about this upward trend I am noticing. Here are my IgG values:
Week of suspected infection: .09
Week 7: .10
Week 10: .12
Week 13: .17
I fully intend to have a Western Blot done around week 16, as you suggested. I know you have stated before that the IgG Elisa isn’t necessarily accurate and misses 1-2 of the people tested for HSV-1, but if it DID manage to catch it and I am seroconverting, shouldn’t it be showing up faster than this? These numbers are still low negatives.
Also, how is the IgG test actually run? How do they get these values? Is there a sample that my samples are compared against?
Thank you again for all your help and your answers (and your patience).
(P.S., My values for HSV-2 were .09, .08, .05, .03, so I can at least rule out HSV-2)