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1) I’m most likely considering the Western Blot now, and all I am hoping and praying for is a negative result. After this, I don’t think I can trust IGG tests anymore. Do you think I will most likely score negative on the Western Blot?
2) Do you still think I should get a Western Blot test for 100 % certainty to ensure I am negative for HSV 2?
If you want to know for certain, yes
3) Do most of your patients who scored a low positive between 1.1 – 1.5 on the IGG test end up testing negative on the Western Blot?
4) Do you have any advice on how to remain calm while waiting for the WB test results, I’ve been feeling anxious and overthinking. I’m not worried about the virus itself, I’m more worried about being rejected. This whole ordeal has been bothering me for a while, but my parents and friends don’t think it’s a big deal. Should I be optimistic for a false positive?
Yes, you should be.