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Yes, I would send results via email and we can do further questions via email as well. I get results from western blots in 1-3 weeks, usually a couple of weeks. You have a very sound HSV 1 result – no need to think about confirming that but your HSV 2 is very low. IgG tests miss about 30% of HSV 1 infections so that could be what happened with the lab.
If you do have HSV 2, which I doubt, we recommend having your own towel rather than sharing though I am not aware of any cases of HSV being transmitted via towels. HSV 2 is not spread via saliva. HSV 1 can be transmitted when no symptoms are present, correct.