The western blot does not measure detectable antibody really in the way in which I think you are thinking about it.
Are you saying you are losing your wits because your western blot was positive for HSV 1? Do you know that in people between the ages of 14-49, at least 56% of people have HSV 1 infection? It is extraordinarily common and if you do have HSV 1, you can safely have sex with others who have HSV 1. Maybe you aren’t saying you are losing your wits over that – I may be reading that incorrectly. You know that you don’t have HSV 2 which is the one most people are most concerned about . The western blot is not that simple to read and is not automated.
We have also seen cases where the UW calls the test one thing one time and something else a bit later. Some of that is seroconversion but some I think is just difficult to call. You are not a person who is going from negative to positive, indicating seroconversion. Your test is going the other way and I would say that if you want more clarification, you could call the lab and ask them to review all three blots next to each other. Do point out that you had two positives are now being told you are negative, rather than the other way around. And yes, you may need to pay for side by side running of the test if you want the most accurate answer. The western blot is our gold standard but even with that, there is not 100% wonderfulness every single time. The lab is fabulous and is staffed by the most amazing amazing people and they will do their best for you each and every time, I promise you that.