1.do my symptoms sound like HSV2? Would they last this long?
They don’t sound like herpes and herpes symptoms would be unlikely to last this long
2. Do you think the 2 weeks would have made a big difference in detecting the virus if I was newly infected?
I do not. It is an unusual person who wouldn’t at least have an indeterminate at 10 weeks if they were going to turn out positive at 12 weeks.
3. If my symptoms are an outbreak or prodome would the PCR swabs picked up shedding?
4. I’ve had hsv1 since I was 7 or 8. How likely is it that this is hsv1 instead of 2? The night of that encounter I had a healing cold sore. If the person kissed me or touched my cold sore than my genitals could I have acquired genital hsv1? I don’t remember much of this encounter so I don’t know for sure.
Once you have HSV 1 in one location, it extremely unlikely you would acquire it in a new location.
5. When can I draw my blood for the blot given the amount of valtrex I took? I have been off of it for about 6 weeks now.
You want to repeat the blot? I would wait another 6 weeks off meds.
6.I scheduled an appointment with you for this week, given that I took valtrex, should I reschedule my appt for a few weeks from now to get my lab request form from you? If I do it this week can I hold onto it and wait to draw my blood a few more weeks if needed?