Thank you, Terri.
I am now 14wks post last contact and 8 wks since my last HSV test. I had another IGG for both HSV-1 and HSV-2 and both were again negative. I hoped this was sufficient time for a definitive answer., however, my GYN still said she was concerned about the HSV-1 IgM showing high positive. She wants to retest both again next year. I asked if it could be cross-reactivity and she said maybe but that it can’t be ruled out.
I’m not sure really how to feel because if IGG is the standard and it was again negative, then why can’t I rule it out and be considered unequivocally to not be infected w/HSV-1 or 2? I told her about the CDC and she said the practice stands by these tests. I do not want to give something that I don’t think I have to a new partner, so I don’t know if I need additional testing or if I can presume that another IGG for both 1 & 2 is good enough?