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Non-sexual Exposure to Herpes Type 2?

Dr HHH,

I'm hoping you could shed some light.  I had posted earlier and hope you could help me answer some additional questions.  Sorry to be repeating, I am just confused and concerned.

I have never had sex (intercourse or oral) before.  I am seeing someone and we decided to get STI screenings before having sex.  All my tests came back negative except for Herpes Type 2. The test performed was the HSV 1-2 IGG HERPESELECT AB and the test result was 1.83.  

My OB/GYN could not explain the reason and recommended that I get a retest in a month's time.  The doctor also said that the antibody detected by the test was an old one but couldn't say from how long ago. Through my online searches, I could not find any other cause of exposure other than through sex (genital-gential, oral-genital).  I've had online responses that since I have never had sex, this could highly be a false positive.

My questions are:
1. Are there other ways of being exposed to herpes other than sex (oral / intercourse)?
2. How do you interpret a test result of 1.83?  I've read elsewhere and a member mentioned that this result is within the range where false positives occur regularly.  Could this be the case?
3. What test would you recommend for a retest?
4. Is there a waiting time before I get a retest?  My OB/GYN recommended waiting about a month) - is there a reason for him recommending this?

Thanks for your help.

worried_01
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this is not HHH's forum. this is the general herpes forum that you already posted this on.

YOu have to pay to post on the std experts forum.

grace
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Thanks Grace, sorry about that.
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