1. Should I ask to see her igg herpes results because she have seen my previous negative results? I have not told her about my equivocal results because I’m not sure if they are positive or not.
Equivocal is not positive. If you want to be sure about her results, you could ask to see them
2. What are the odds of me contracting GHSV1 from those equivocal results?
The IgG test for HSV 1 is quite poor – it misses 30% of infections compared to the western blot and also gives false positive.
3. She told me recently she had a lump on her vaginal lips, what could that be?
Many things too numerous to list – HPV and herpes and cysts among them
4. Can these igg numbers be possible to go down?
5. Is retesting four weeks after equivocal results a good time to retest?
6. Should I retest with labcorp instead of quest to see if my results change?
I don’t think it matters, honestly, they are both poor tests compared to the gold standard western blot
7. What are the odds of these equivocal results being wrong?
Equivocal is just that – neither negative nor positive but I have only seen one HSV 2 equivocal result confirm as positive by the western blot
8. What are your thoughts on what I should do next? Can you give me your take on things?
Have you ever had a cold sore in your lifetime? That’s the virus that causes cold sores. Many people get HSV 1 as children from an adult kissing them with a cold sore. About half the US population has HSV 1, very common indeed.