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False positive Herpes Test

I got tested a week ago usung tstd for all the std's Herpes 2 came back positive at 3.23H I got retested using the same lab 5 days later i just got the results negative. <.90 can you please tell me what happened here. the person at TSTD said it was the first ever case of this and its like 1in 10,000
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Do you also have hsv1?  Have you ever had genital herpes symptoms?

I'd do a retest, just to be sure.  There is some debate about this in the field, but many experts feel that anything under a 3.5 should be confirmed, especially with pre-existing hsv1, but yours was pretty close to that, which would make it less likely to be a false positive.  

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no I am negative for 1 on both tests its <.90. I was also tested in feb from advanced testing and was negative. No I never had any symptoms whatsoever.
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I'm not sure what the question is.  There is no such thing as a perfect test, so you just had a false positive.

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How common are false positives? Can I rely on the latest test which said both were negative? This was the herpes select test
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I don't have a % for how often false positives happen.

I don't know if I would rely on the last test.  If it were me, I'd want another test to confirm it.

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