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Terri, I just had the clearest thought about an hour ago, and I’m gonna sleep like a baby because of it: there is no logically, mathematically, or physically possible way that I have genital herpes (HSV-2). None. Given my paltry sexual history, my lack of any sexual partners in recent years, the indeterminate western blot, the negative herpeselect immunoblot, it’s just not possible. The herpeselect immunoblot that was positive at 31 months was just a fluke. I haven’t had any new partners since and haven’t even kissed anyone, let alone had sex with them.
Otherwise, if the test were to come back positive, we would really be entering the Twilight Zone of medicine. To explain a positive western blot, we would have to surmise I got herpes from a toilet seat, or a door handle to a bathroom stall in a public restroom, or something along those lines. Obviously, that is all ridiculous and cannot and would not happen. If it did, then literally 70-80% of the population would have genital herpes.
I don’t have it. The high anxiety I was experiencing before was just the natural anxiety when you feel like you’re on the verge of getting your test results.