I can see that you are shocked and dismayed by this test result. That’s a pretty normal response!
Yes, absolutely you need the results confirmed by western blot.
So the challenging issue here is timing. If you had sex with her three weeks ago and six weeks ago it is possible that you contracted HSV 2 from her, right? I think a forthright discussion is in order. Not only is your HSV 2 test positive, you were also treated for urethritis, correct? She needs to be evaluated and treated as well. have there been any other women that you’ve had sex with in the past six weeks?
She needs testing for HSV 2 as well. I think with tact, this discussion can be a good one. Your value is definitely in the range that needs confirmation. If her test for HSV 2 is negative when was the last time you had sex with anyone other than her? I’m trying to determine the proper timing for the western blot.
Have hope. 50% of the people who test positive at your index value are false positives.