There was an update I posted since asking the initial question. The timeline regarding my concern for contracting GHSV2 is below:
Aug 8: possible exposure
Aug 8-22: taking Valtrex
Sept. 5: negative IGG
Sept. 19: negative IGG
Oct. 1: negative IGG
Oct. 5-14 taking Valtrex
Oct. 8: negative IGG
Oct. 13: negative IGG
So to sum up, it’s been 11 weeks from my possible exposure. During those 11 weeks, I was on Valtrex for a total of 24 days.
Follow up questions:
1. Given I was on Valtrex for 24 days, can any of the blood test results outlined above be trusted?
2. Given Valtrex, would my 12 week IGG next week be accurate or do I need to wait longer?
And my 5th question from the initial post wasn’t answered:
5. When can I do a Western blot test given the concerns about antivirals? Does having HSV1 also mean I need to wait longer to Western blot test because of delayed antibodies?