Hi Terry, it’s me again.
I tried not to worry about HSV2 but I failed. I had a lot of sleepless nights because of this and I even failed exams at university. Every time I feel the slightest discomfort in my private area I start to freak out and am unable to function for the day. OCD really sucks. I know this is a broader issues but I think getting this topic out of my desk would help dealing with my remaining OCD issues.
I am strongly in favor of getting the blot through you and put this behind me. But before we do the evisit meeting I want to ask you some question to see if it is possible for me to get the Blot (it would be more convenient for me to get things done from Germany instead of traveling to London)
1) Have you ever heard about a false positive on the blot?
2) Have you ever had the blot done from Germany? If no, is it possible to get it done from here (given that it will be send with adequate packageing and will arrive in Seattle withing 2 or 3 days)?
(Asking because I read somewhere on the forum that the Blot is not possible from Asia).
If yes, my next question is about timing. As you know shipping from Europe is quite expensive, so I want to avoid taking the test twice (in case of an indeterminate).
My encounters were in November and January. I believe I read on this forum somewhere that a blot taken one year after encounter, if indeterminate is considered negative.
3) Therefore, should I wait till January to take the Blot? Or can take it now? Is a indeterminate even likely after almost 10 months after encounter? I’d prefer to get it done asap but if its better to wait till January to save myself from the second test I would.
I found a lab which is going to draw and spin my blood in a serum separator tube and also found adequate packaging and calculated the shipping (FedEx said it would take two days).
This is really giving me tons of anxiety and my mental health really took a toll the last months. Your helping hand is highly appreciated!