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I’ve made some posts earlier this month on my presumptive status.

I was tested 12 days since the initial exposure. The test results are back...

HSV 1/2 IgG Aby-HSV1 IgG, Type Spec <0.91 (0.00-0.90 index)

HSV 1/2 IgG Aby-HSV2 IgG, Type Spec  = 1.27 (0.00-0.90 index)

HSV 2 IgG Supplemental Test-HSV-2, IgG Supplemental Test = Negative
 

All other stds came back negative. On the 10th day, white stinging cloudy discharge came out of the tip of my penis. 
It still hurts to urinate, but not as intensely. What looks like “contact dermatitis” on the head of my penis but the bumps are sparsely patched and not filled with pus. On the day of my test, I was given 2 acyclovir and I felt like the symptoms went away for a few days.

No visible lesions and the culture came back negative.

But still, I was told to get retested 30 days from initial exposure (so July 18th). 
 

I will get retested, but from the description provided above, what are the odds that the First test results are accurate and that I do have HSV2?

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Hey @JeffBridges note that your first blood test cannot diagnose you for a recent infection. The test outcome shows that you didn't have HSV-1 or HSV-2 up until say 12 weeks before the test.

Your negative swab does seem like it would be telling and a strong indicator.

You need to wait for 12 weeks after possible exposure for a conclusive test. You can test earlier than that, but only the 12 week test can you believe in terms of the negative.

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