Thank you Terri,
Yes, the Western Blot test sounds very good, and I’m happy to wait till you return for the order. Thank you for helping me! I just have a few follow up questions, and I’m very grateful for this forum.
1. Is it possible to have HSV-2 that is too low to detect? Or will the Western Blot catch even low levels of antibody?
2. I read that most people who have oral cold sores get the sores in the same spot each time. For the past six years I always got cold sores in the same spot on my lip, and then starting last year, I began to get cold sores in different spots on my lips. Is that indicative of oral HSV-2? Even my doctor said the oral cold sores will always come back in the same spots, which terrified me.
3. Is PCR swab more accurate than Western blot, or is Western blot just as effective at detecting HSV-2?
Thank you so much!