You suggested I get the western blot to finally clear up my 4 negative iggs. Before doing that, I retrieved my path report from the dermatologist. I was glad they still had it. The test was
Test (1)culture hsv rapid w typ:
! specimen source (L) cheeck
!hsv culture. none isolated
! hsv type 2 <did not report>(X)
! hsv type 1 <did not report>(X)
I didn’t remember it being a culture at the time. At the time I was told I was positive for type 2 and negative for type one. That was clearly an error because this shows same for both, either both negative or both positive. I don’t know if it matters but I had no rash on my cheeck. Is this a negative or positive culture for both, or something else?
Thanks so much Terri