1. Do you agree with the two medical professionals I spoke to about my spots/mark I was experiencing where they told me they didn’t look nor sound like herpes?
2. Is it safe to assume that I have had HSV-1 for a while due to the two IgG readings I got within those two weeks (LabCorp – 18.0/Quest Diagnostics 24.50)
Yes, it is.
3. Are HSV-2 false positives like the one I got standard?
oh yes, very troubling but very common indeed but we don’t know if this is a false positive or not.
4. Should I retest any further for HSV-1 or HSV-2 or are these results concrete?
Yes, by western blot
My personal opinion, and it is just that, is that you should disclose that you test positive for the cold sore virus prior to giving someone oral sex. You can also say you have not had an outbreak of this virus either orally or genitally but that you wanted to be open about this. In fact, if you’ve never had a cold sore, we cannot know if your infection is oral or genital. You should observe for symptoms both orally and genitally.
Congestion has nothing to do with herpes.
It is normal for results to vary between labs. IgG level fluctuate normally but also, different labs may use different test kits with different ranges and so they will give different kinds of results.
I would strongly suggest a western blot antibody test for you – your HSV 2 index values are low but could represent a true positive – you need to know more clearly than you do right now.