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I would never ever suggest anyone use these at home tests. I’ve seen way too many false positives on them. The problem is, we have no index value so we cannot evaluate how likely a false positive is.
If you have no symptoms and you sexual history doesn’t suggest a new HASV 2 infection, you need the western blot to sort this out. And yes, there can be cross reactivity with HSV 1 giving a false positive HSV 2.