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IF you already have HSV 1 and the test just didn’t pick it up, a single sore would not be surprising. I did look at the picture and I am unclear if this is herpes. I’m not sure that anyone knows for certain if someone acquires HSV 1 orally which would come first, a sore throat or a lip sore. That honestly has not been studied. I haven’t seen conjunctivitis be part of new herpes – was the doctor at all concerned about it being herpes of the eye?
If you are going to have a western blot done, which would give you the greatest chance of picking up HSV 1, then you should wait 16 weeks from the encounter to do that test. You could do another IgG test at 12 weeks but if it missed an HSV 1 infection the first time, it would likely miss it again. However, if you have new infection, there is a possibility that it would be picked up at a 12 weeks ELISA. So the encounter was on the 25th of July?