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– If I do find a way of contacting the person this occurred after, and they get a negative test back for hsv 1 and 2, do you think that would be enough clarity to assume I didn’t contract a missed hsv 1 infection? Or would it be the same? Would you still recommend a blot in that circumstance?
Well, it sounds like he doesn’t want to talk to you. However, if he was able to test and agreed to do it and was negative for type one, would that really settle things down? Knowing that the test misses 30% of infections?
– Since the lesion occurred 38 days, or 5 and a half-ish weeks after I received unprotected oral, does this decrease the likelihood of hsv 1 being the culprit? I know it’s possible for first outbreaks to occur outside of the typical 2-20 day window, but how rare/likely is it?
I think it definitely decreases the likelihood that it is an HSV one infection from this contact, yes
– Is it possible/likely that a first herpes outbreak could last 36 – 48 hours only? (assuming I didn’t have antibodies based off the week 3 IGG)
No I don’t believe so
– Do you have any insight into the process of doing a western blot from within Canada? How it works through you if I decide to go that route?
Yes, that can be done. You would need to purchase a shipping label for the University of Washington to send you the western blood kit. You would then need to get that label or a copy of that label to them so they could do the shipping and then you would need to identify a person in Canada to draw your blood and then you would need to ship it back to the University of Washington. We do it actually all the time