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1. I believe I have had cold sores in the past like many others but I could be mistaken. In your experience with IGG numbers decreasing over 9 months into almost an equivocal level what are the chances I could be getting a false positive for HSV-1?
At those levels, there is a chance of a false positive HSV 1, particularly if you aren’t certain you’ve ever had a cold sore.
I know the majority of the population has antibodies for HSV-1 so I’m not overly concerned about doing a western blot per se especially bc I can’t remember having any cold sores in a long time or any sort of outbreak genitally.
About 46% of the population has HSV 1, just to be clear.
2. Having gotten negative results for HSV-2 every time I’ve tested would you be fairly certain that I do not have HSV-2 from those first two partners: tested 4 weeks and 6 months after the first partner and basically 12 weeks after the second.
I agree, with 92% certainty
3. If these symptoms are not herpes related what could it be? I’ve started looking into pelvic floor dysfunction for men and some of these symptoms line up. Do you have any knowledge/experience with that subject?
I do have male patients who seek physical therapy for pelvic floor issues, yes, but not my area of expertise, I’m afraid.