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1. Since herpes is skin to skin (symptomatic/assumption) transmission, can I still get it if he gets obs on his nose (never kissed his nose). I got tested after 5 weeks ,igg was negative. 2. When should I retest ?
Yes, you could get it even if he doesn’t have symptoms. You could retest in 3 weeks but remember that the IgG test for HSV 1 misses 30% of HSV 1 infections.
3. What about western blot? How much will be the total cost including counselling.
It usually totals about $450 including the counseling, test itself, blood draw and shipping.
4. Is western blot needed or igg will do?
As I mentioned the IgG test misses 30% of HSV 1 infections.
5. Does my description sound like a cold sore? If no , then can it be a staff infection cause by the popping of the pimple?
Usually herpes infections don’t go away in 2.5 days so I’m wondering if this could be something else. They definitely should have swab tested the lesion