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Old 02-18-2013, 11:54 AM   #1
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Do I need to wait to retest for HSV2?

My last possible (yet not probable- the only probables I can come up with are from my teen years and I was married for 22 years, both of us had a couple of other contacts during that time though stayed together years after and had 2 kids- they don't have it, the ex just retested this month, we split two and a half years ago and had unprotected sex till the end) exposure to an STD would have been December 7, 2012. I had a full std screening done in Jan this year, blood was drawn on the 26th. My results came back negative for everything except HSV. HSV 1 IgG .26 negative, HSV 2 IgG 1.18 positive.
My doctor essentially said- you've been exposed, you could pass it on at any time, use condoms. That was it. So... I have been reading A LOT.
I found out about the possibility of false positives, esp. with low positives like mine(1.18) with the absence of symptoms. I have had nothing indicating infections- no sores, odd discharges, never had so much as a yeast infection in my life. I am going to retest with Western blot, but not wish to waste the money or get a false negative, giving me a false impression, by testing too soon.
As I received a 'positive' via IgG from a draw 3 weeks ago, should the Western blot be able to detect it as well? Or should I wait longer? This would make it ten weeks now past last possible exposure. Not having definitive and reliable results is very stressful. If I knew I had it or do not have it I could just move forward. As it stands I am in limbo.

 
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