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I was recently tested for HSV 1 and HSV 2, as a part of a broad panel of STD testing.  I was negative for HSV1 and positive 1.2 for HSV2 (using the ig ELISA test for this type specific analysis.  Should I get a biokit test to confirm the positive results and what are the specific data on false positives for the original tests I took?
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why did you get tested?

how long prior to being tested had you last had sex?

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why did you get tested?

how long prior to being tested had you last had sex?

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I had never specifically been tested before for STD, other than HIV testing for a life insurance review.  I am completely asymptomatic.  During a stressful period in the last two weeks, I had a one night stand, and I had protected sex, but outside my relationship. I felt guilty and I wanted to make sure I wasn't infected.  I have not had sex with my partner since the incident and I want to make certain I did not have a false positive before I proceed.  I want to tell her, but I want to make sure I have all the facts (as best I can) before I explain the situation.  It seems I should get a biokit test or some other confirmatory test before I explain.  Is this correct?
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you need to wait 3 months after you last had sex with this other partner to repeat your hsv2 igg to see what it is. If it's still under 5 and you haven't had any symptoms then you'll need further confirmatory testing done to see what your status really is.  

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Thank you, Grace.  I have found this forum and your responsiveness amazing.  Would it be helpful to have the WB or some other test performed at this juncture?  Given what I've read, a negative HSV1 and low positive HSV2 test is pretty inconclusive.  I realize that I made a mistake and I feel extremely guilty about it.  Should I ask my partner to be tested?
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you need to wait 4 months after the encounter to get the WB. no test you get at this point is going to give you accurate answers as to your status.  

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Again, thank you.  I'll wait to get another test.  When I do, which is the most sensitive test?
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Wb is the better test to get but you have to wait longer. at this point I'd repeat the testing you had done at the 4 month mark and go from there.
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Good, I'll wait.  Can you let me know where I would order the biokit or the WB test?  I live in NYC, so I'm sure the access is not bad to either test.
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