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March 4, 2023 at 12:58 pm #80645
I am also suspicious that you may have acquired HSV 1 genitally. About half the US population has HSV 1 infection so it is very common.
If you were my patient, I would recommend that you do another IgG test about 8-10 weeks out of the encounter in February. If your HSV 1 IgG test continues to be negative, you can say with 70% certainty that you don’t have HSV 1. That statistic is compared to the gold standard western blot. If you want to know with greater certainty if you have HSV 1, you could do the western blot 12 weeks out. And if you have any other blisters in the genital area, have them swabbed right away