Please don’t accept this as a final result. I have now had several patients with positive inhibition assays and negative western blots. Hang in there for just a little while longer – we will get the blot ordered (is your appointment tomorrow?) and find out for real if you have HSV 2 or not. The inner thigh bump sounds nothing like herpes and your sexual history does not fit with HSV 2 infection. We will figure this out together – don’t believe anything yet, OK?