Originally Posted by SEPREH
1) HSV IgM Antibodies.................DETECTED *f
2) HSV IgM Titer.........................1:20 Hf
3) Herpes Simplex Type 1 IgG........<0.90
4) Herpes Simplex Type 2 IgG........<0.90 f
The IgM test is not recommended/useful for herpes testing in this day and age. If you ever had chicken pox, often the IgM will show a positive for herpes. The medical thinking long ago was that IgM antibodies showed up first, then the IgG. The IgG is the test you want to watch. At the moment, it is negative.
Based on your symptoms did they do a swab culture of the sores? Usually they do a swab and a blood test at the same time. If the swab is positive but the blood test is negative, it usually indicates that this is a new infection as it can take anywhere from 2 - 16 weeks for your body to produce enough antibodies to be detected in the blood.
With the symptoms you experienced it could very well be an initial outbreak. For the timeline, really only you can tell based on your sexual partners/history.
I would retest with the IgG blood test for HSV1 and HSV2 at about 3-4 months from your last sexual encounter (no new sex in between). By then, if you are truly positive for herpes, the blood test should detect it. Also if you experience new sores/blisters - get thee to your doctor ASAP and get them cultured and 'typed' for 1 and 2.