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Much to my dismay, I was recently diagnosed with Herpes HSV2 after testing positive from an IgG test (index value of 1.57).
While waiting for my results, my obsessive self was compelled to do a copious amount of research on the testing methods, from which I gathered that a level of 1.57 is a relatively "low positive". The helpful and knowledgeable community that responds to other similar inquiries would often recommend confirmatory testing given a low positive.
However, the nurse that went over my results seemed to view them as a metaphysical truth of sorts, which was disappointing. Should I proceed with a confirmatory test, such as the Western Blot?
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