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Hi Terri. I understand that you don’t want to post on this thread, but I just wanted to clarify because you said if I had any negative inhibition test and low exposure, then I should rely on the negative but I didn’t end up having a negative inhibition test, the inhibition test was unable to be determined because they did the second test on a different platform and that came back negative (from quest diagnostics),so would you still agree with your assessment that between that negative and the low exposure (once with a condom and a few times hand job) that I should rely on the negative and assume I don’t have hsv2?
I did see you wrote on your website at 8% of the test could be false negatives, but is that mainly if you tested too early but in my case because from the exposure with the condom it was like six months after so it is even more likely that it’s a true negative?
Also, if the fact that at first it was a low positive and then went to the negative shows that technically if I had antibodies, it would’ve showed so that the second test so it wouldn’t of been negative?
Do you think it would be beneficial for me to take the western blot just to be sure? I would rather not because it’s expensive and I would be nervous the whole time and if you truly believe that, I have nothing to worry about and I can rely on the negative then I can feel confident that the western blot is not needed?
Is sex with a condom even considered low exposure (especially if I didn’t see any active sores)?
- This reply was modified 3 weeks, 5 days ago by Joebird36.