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Most providers would not say that. Have you been placed on relatively high doses of antiviral medication?
*Yes you are so right! Most important thing is healthy baby though I am terrified of DR pushing me into C-section for monetary reasons as I’ve heard they get paid more when doing a C-section (obviously hearsay). I am currently taking 400mg 3x daily for 30 days which runs about 5 days past my due date. Do you consider this a high dosage?
If I am truly HSV2 positive I’m 100% sure I carried antibodies during last pregnancy/delivery in 2018 which had no issues whatsoever (keeping calm with this in mind).
*Since IGG Blood test is covered by insurance, could it be worth testing again just to see if it did come back negative? If yes, how long should I wait to retest? If yes and IGG test came back with a way higher index like 10+ would it still be worth getting Western blot or safe to assume I’m HSV2 positive.
*Since PCR test came back negative, in your opinion, would DR assume it was not an actual outbreak even though IGG came back positive?
*For Western Blot, how long should I wait to test? Should I do it after giving birth (due in 2 1/2weeks)?
*What if I am unable to find a local lab that will give me my vial of blood to ship back? I’ve read that people have run into this issue.
*Do IGG levels being “low” necessarily mean anything as far as how long you have had antibodies? Why are some people definitely positive but have such low positives while others IGG levels are in the 30s+?
*Is it possible that my husband of 8 years tests truly negative and that I could’ve never given him HSV2? We have not practiced safe sex since after the first couple of months of knowing each other. Also neither of us have never had an outbreak that I’m aware of.
*Can having mono as a teenager cause HSV antibodies?
*Is there anything that you would professionally recommend me to ask or mention to my DR in regards to false positive possibilities, retesting, or deliver