Thank you, Terri.
I believe it was the same lab, yes. It was the same Planned Parenthood clinic and they use Quest. I felt that difference was wild also! Technically I did kiss someone (with tongue… for several minutes) a few months ago at a bar so I COULD have gotten HSV-1 from that kiss? But the only other person I was intimate with in the past several months (which was only one night) has consistently tested negative for HSV-1 (both a while before and a month after we slept together). I did have two cold sores 10 years ago though so doesn’t that mean I definitely have it? Or can cold sores be mistaken sometimes? I’m confused by the rapid increase, too! Can stress just increase the antibodies like that? I’ve definitely been stressed haha.
So you think it is possible the HSV-1 could be false positive too, even though the second test was so high? I assumed I was definitely positive on that front considering it was so high the second time around, just felt confused as to the timing of things with the big change in IGG… Now I’m feeling concerned that the entire second test could’ve been inaccurate.. and maybe that’s why the HSV-2 was equivocal, too? What do you think the likelihood of the whole second round of tests (both HSV-1 AND HSV-2) being messed up by the lab is?
Is it true that positive HSV-1 can sometimes cause a false negative for HSV-2?
Also, I believe I read elsewhere on your forum that having two equivocal IGG results a certain amount of time apart from each other (was it 2 months apart? 3 months?) is considered negative by the CDC? Could you please explain / clarify this? I am experiencing a serious financial hardship right now so I may go that route and re-test in a few months.
Is there an approximate percentage likelihood, based on the info you have, that my HSV-2 is negative?
And so that I am aware for the future, when I do get the funds to do a Western Blot, can I access this in Massachusetts?
Thank you so much again!