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the first test you had done was a non-type specific combined test. if they did any hsv2 testing, you didn't list those results.
your 2nd test was type specific. you are hsv1+. You are also hsv2+. Your igg results are above the typical false positive cut off rates so really no reason to doubt your results unless you need the peace of mind of further testing.
there really isn't any significance to the combined result of 27.3. it could be reflecting a hsv1 infection, hsv2, both or neither. we really don't recommend the non-type specific testing to be done any more.
nope, not odd at all for your 2nd results to just say greater than 5. there is no significance to the actual results and reporting them that way lets a provider know that you are over the false positive cut off rate which is the only important info to know ( hope that makes sense, it's early yet for me...lol ).
has your partner been tested yet to know their status?
He has not been tested yet. I know I have had HSV 1 because I used to get cold sores on my lip when I was younger but I have never had genital outbreaks of any kind. I also tested postivie for bacterial vaginosis at the time of the STD screening might that have had any interferrence with the test or anti-bodies in my blood work? I keep reading that the blood test is not very clear or accurate at times.
If my partner returns a negative result for HSV 2 should I get retested?
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