Terri, Thank you so much for your attention to these posts.
To start, an update on the above
– the Nov 2020 test was just IGM, not IGG. I told my PCP to order IGG, they ordered IGM instead. Because PCPs don’t know shit about HSV apparently…
– the Mar 2021 test actually didn’t even happen. Different doc; I ordered the IGG, they decided not to put it in. When I didn’t hear from them, I assumed it was a negative result…
– Thus, if I acquired HSV, it was likely in 2020.
– I contacted every woman I was with back to 2019, all stated that they tested negative IGG…
– 2 Dec 1.17
– 5 Dec flu shot
– 14 Dec started taking vitamins
– 16 Dec 1.38 and a positive western blot
– 23 Dec got covid
– 27 Dec stopped taking vitamins
– 29 Dec 1.21
– 3 Jan 1.21 and a positive PCR swab (never had and still don’t have symptoms)
– 13 Jan 1.17 and a positive reflex
– 26 Jan shoulder surgery
– 16 Feb 1.41 and a positive western blot
1) Is it possible, at all, that I am not actually HSV2 positive? If possible, what would potentially cause all the positive tests?
2) Assuming I got HSV2 in 2020, would it make sense that all my tests are this “low” of an index value?
3) I have read many, many studies on preventing the transmission of HSV2, but, I struggle with statistics – assuming I have HSV2, and I take daily valtrex, and I have sexual contact every day with my partner, and we are not using condoms, what is the percentage chance she will contract the virus? How much is that reduced if we do use condoms? (all studies I read assume only like 50 sexual acts in a year… I would need to assume 365/year)
4) I have read that HSV2 can be passed orally, but is not common. What is the actual percentage risk of my partner contracting HSV2 orally given regular fellatio, including semen consumption? (no condom)
5) If gained orally, would she also then have it genitally? If she had symptoms from oral contraction, would they present the same as HSV1?