1. I have asked around and no clinipathology in Australia provides for index values. This is actually quite upsetting that they do no do that.
Agree. I think they DO get an index value but they may not report it out.
2. What is the possibility of me having asymptomatic oral herpes but then having symptomatic genital herpes? I would have assumed that surely if I get outbreaks downstairs then I would have gotten an outbreak on my face by now.
I would agree with your last sentence
3. The other option was to wait for a recurrent outbreak. However, it seems that I could be waiting for a long period as since I have had HSV, I have had only 5 outbreaks since 2015. I was thinking, wouldn’t valtrex also affect the detection of HSV1 if it was to affect the detection for HSV2?
Not if the HSV 1 infection is long standing and the HSV 2 is new
Thank you. This is all so overwhelming. I have tried to contact my past doctor to see if there were more information regarding my PCR test. But no, they have nothing else on file except for genital herpes.
If you got HSV 2 in 2015, I would not expect an equivocal for that, as you had. I would expect a higher positive.