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I was tested about 3 weeks after last having sex with my boyfriend. Also, I tested negative in June 2007 within maybe a month after ending a relationship, Since October 2007, I've been active only with this partner. So, maybe it was a false negative in 2007 or maybe its a false positive now? I had my partner tested and he is negative. With this low of a positive, would it be possible that this is a false positive? How long should I wait to retest? And although there are no symptoms, should I go on medication?
Hello. A few weeks ago I got tested for HSV-2. The lab was Quest diagnostics and the test was HerpesSelect HSV-2 AB- same as yours. Coincidentally, my IgG came back as 1.13. and my doctor told me I was positive. After talking to the lab and on this website (which both suggested getting confirmatory testing), I got tested two months later. This time My IgG was 0.84- negative. Dont' know if you have been tested again, but obviously a low positive of 1.13 could very well be false. I went through alot of bad turmoil for nothing. Try getting tested again.
I retested using western blot...I am NEGATIVE. lots of emotional turmoil till the results came back. How do we get the medical community to do better than this? False positives are just as devistatinvg as the real thing.
i have a low positive of 2.16, since mine is between 1.10 -3.5...could it very well be a false positive?
i also have HSV1 from when i was a kid...and HPV a few yrs ago i found out, could this have possibly interfer with the positive HSV2 results.
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