Ok thank you very much for the reply.
If the HSV-2 is indeed a true positive, would it have to or rather is it very likely that is due to the result of a new infection ? Or is it possible for one to register this low and still have been infected for quite some time ?
The reason that I am asking is that the 2 interactions I describe above both involved protected sex and unprotected oral sex. I have in the past had unprotected sex but the nearest time was more than 10 months from the testing date.
Also, would it not make sense to take another HSV-2 IGG to achieve a higher level of certainty that this is indeed a false positive? For example, if I elect to pursue another HSV-2 IGG and results are in a similar range 1.1 – 1.3, or even a negative, can I be fairly certain that this is a false positive?
Again, sorry for all the hypotheticals. I’m just thinking of of achieving a high level of certainty without taking the western blot.
Of course, if it’s highly recommended or you recommend it in my case, then I can go ahead with the western blot.