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agreed! i too think it’s crap. thank you for voicing that sentiment. what bothers me most is that he specifically told me at the time he had been recently tested and had no known stis. so, basically, he lied. that’s frustrating. it wasn’t his place to decide if it would be risky to me or not. his role was to be honest and to equip me with accurate information so that i could decide for myself if it was an acceptable level of risk or not to me.
antiviral. not antiretroviral. important distinction. 🙂 typo on my part.
so, lesson learned for me, i suppose. as i have never experienced any symptom, and as i’m not currently sexually active, i’m going to hold off on the western blot for now. if i ever experience anything that is even remotely symptomatic, however, i will pursue western blot testing immediately. or if i decide at some point in the future to have a sexual relationship with anybody, i will require that we go together for testing before we start anything. in the meantime, i feel comfortable with my completely asymptomatic, 80% likelihood of a false positive hsv-2 status.
thank you, terri, for equipping me with accurate information to empower my informed choice about my sexual health. i very much appreciate you!