Regretfully with due suspicion of a partner that had agreed to exclusivity and lied to me about his sexual history (but no admission of HSV2 nor HIV), I had reason to visit my doctor. Bumps were confirmed to be mollescum, and the doctor ordered an HIV and HSV2 test, "just to make sure...routine." I was horrified to get the results (Quest Diagnostics):
HSV 2 IGG, herpeselect Type Specif AB Flags 2.6 Range H (reference is 1.1 positive.
Because I have no behavioural risks, on my request 13 days later, I was retested. To my absolute horror, the result came back at a flag of >5.0.
I have a technical background; that the second result is more than twice that of the first, wiht the variation well beyond the range of the entire test--this does not make sense. I am bewildered and don't know what to believe. I have read that the results can be false postive at anything below 3.3.
What should I believe? Is there any test I can have that will definitely help me know what is really going on? I have and never had any symptoms whatsoever (and I know this can be true with or without the virus.)
we recommend herpes WB blood testing to confirm the low positives ( though your repeat testing was over the 5 cut off rate ). I think in this situation, confirming your status for sure is a good idea. how to get the WB for herpes in the US is listed in our read before posting post on the forum.
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