Thank you Terri,
The only thing I can think of is to confirm that the only way to infect someone else is if you’re intimate while you have an outbreak. Is that correct? So the fact that I didn’t know AND I didn’t have any outbreak, I haven’t infected anyone. Would that be a safe assumption?
Thank you again,
I appreciate your help
Thank you very much for your response. It provided me hope yet it seems you may owe me $500… ha ha 😉 I had the Western Blot done and I received the following response from my Dr.:
HSV WB Source Serum
HSV WB Result SEE COMMENTS
Positive for antibody to HSV-1 and HSV-2 by Western blot.
HSV WB Interp SEE COMMENTS
Evidence of past infection with both HSV-1 and HSV-2.
This test was developed and its performance characteristics
determined by UW Medicine, Department of Laboratory Medicine. It has
not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug
I’m assuming that a “positive” is a positive. I’m unsure if there is an actual level or numerical result provided from the test? Is there any follow up question I should ask my doctor about the test or it is what it is?
Lastly, if it is what it is, and I’ve never had any sort of genetal outbreak, should I be looking for an outbreak anywhere else? Could it be that a cold sore, which I think is HSV 1 actually be HSV 2? Anything else I should be on the look out for given I’ve only had cold sores or a blister under my nose?
Thank you again, your help is greatly appreciated!!