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What do I do now!
Terri,

My first test was through Sepa labs and my scores were HSV-1 5.00 and HSV-2  2.19.  I got a WB and it came back inconclusive. Got retested this time through Quest Diagnostic and my scores were HSV -1 5.00 and HSV-2 -1.19.  What are my chances that this is a false positive. Also I have never had an outbreak.

Thanks For Your Help.
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55646 tn?1263664409
Hmmm.  This is my third time answering this post.  Not sure what is going on here.  But I am not ignoring you!

When was your last sexual contact of any kind?

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In November
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My first test was January 18th
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55646 tn?1263664409
I'm not clear about the timing of your most recent test, but if it was recently, I would not think you were serconverting as plenty of time has gone by since your last sexual contact.  Have you taken any herpes medicines?

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Yes Valcor but that's because they said I had it.  So what now? And what is serconverting?
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My first test was January the WB was in February and the second test was in March with Quest Diagnostics which said my HSV-2 1.19.
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55646 tn?1263664409
How many days of herpes medicine did you take?

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I stopped after WB!
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55646 tn?1263664409
So how many days of medicine did you take
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For two months when WB came back inconclusive stopped went to doctor in March and got quest labs test. received test results April 1st.
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55646 tn?1263664409
So your last sexual contact was in November.  At what point did you take two months of antiviral medicine?  I'm having trouble getting your entire picture.

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31 days
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31 or 32 days
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55646 tn?1263664409
It is possible that a month of medicine may impact your western blot.  I would recommend repeating it in June.

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32 Days
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32 days
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32 days
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32 days
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