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good morning, terri. thank you so much for your prompt reply, and for your recommendation. it is important to me to know, one way or the other, symptomatic of not, my true hsv-2 status. there seem to be so many testing options out there… thank you for pointing me in the right direction in that regard.
will the western blot test through your guys’ lab indicate location – oral or genital – of infection, if indeed there is an infection at all? or will it simply confirm or deny the presence of hsv-2 antibodies and therefore hsv-2 infection? my understanding is that hsv-2 is more often than not a genital infection, however it can also be oral and facial in a minority of instances. is my understanding correct?
the partner from october 2014 was my most recent sexual partner, and my exposure was limited to a total of 2 encounters with him in a 1-week span. i spoke with him on the phone again last night to clarify some details, and i now believe that he knew that he was hsv-1 and hsv-2 positive in october 2014 when we were together, but that his symptoms were well-managed with antiretroviral medications such that he didn’t think it would be risky for me, and therefore didn’t think it was his responsibility to inform me beforehand of his hsv status. i respectfully disagree, but of course that changes nothing at this point.