Thanks for the reply Terri. Yesterday, I received my supplemental/reflex scores. Very relieved:
HSV2 IGG screening index 2.52
% Inhibition 33.8
So my follow up questions:
1) Would you still recommend a western blot or is there generally enough agreement with the results of the supplemental/reflex test? Is my score good enough to substitute for it?
2) Back to my forever positive HSV1: how should I handle with a new partner given that this diagnosis is very common? Presuming she is negative for both herpes versions, is it ok for her to give me oral sex, but not ok for me to return the favor, knowing it could morph into genital herpes for her? Should I stay on Valtrex in order to minimize any shedding associated with HSV1? Is this concern even an issue or am I in overkill land now?