Since there is no known better antibody test, that’s a challenge. We do know that people who take suppression at the beginning of being infected with HSV can continue to get negative antibody tests. What is your situation with taking suppressive therapy as it relates to when you first got infected?
The western blot folks have never said the test picks up every infection – I’ve had 10 patients who had positive swabs and negative WB. But that’s after running thousands of blots over my 41 years in practice.
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