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So I'm not really sure what to do....

And I'm not sure anyone else knows what to do either.

About 3 years, after an incident of infidelity, I got my first positive IGG test for HSV 2 (I'd actually been tested for it before since I'm pretty adventurous).  It was just barely positive so 6 months later we did a re-test, and it came back negative...

Below are my tests from before the probable exposure (oh that's a fun story) through my most recent test...







So my GP is pretty awesome.  There's actually an infectious disease person she was able to send the results to for a second opinion...

This is what i got...

Wow -- this should be the poster child for why I never order these. 
All DNA viruses can result in + IgG levels -- which may fluctuate with low grade reactivation or other illness. But you've nicely demonstrated it with HSV serologies. 
I would think she is + for both viruses, and would stop checking them. 

What do I do with that?  I've never had any symptoms of HSV1 or 2 (nor do any of my IGG tests for 1 show up at a positive level).

How do I live my life? I feel safer telling everyone that I *may* be positive for HSV 2, but am I being too open?

I feel like I don't fit in anywhere.

I'm thinking about spending the money on the Western Blot test, but man, does my GP not understand why I'm so concerned. 

I feel like I just need to know... living with the uncertainty sure is anxiety causing.  

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Agree a Westernblot would be useful. Mind you with the number of tests you've had, the number of false positives is not much above average.

id say negative until Westernblot says otherwise or you go over 3.5. 

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Negative unless symptoms or Westernblot says otherwise.

Most likely negative.

There'll probably be an even more sensitive test available in 2 years.. but in this case I'd either count it as negative or get the Western Blot.

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