While I've already attempted to research the topic thoroughly, I thought asking a question might be an easier way to receive answers specific to my situation.
After a sexual encounter with a partner last July, I began to notice some symptoms resembling herpes and I panicked. I confronted the partner about it and was told he did not have herpes, but I tend to be not totally trusting in situations like this.
Because my symptoms gradually lessened and because I wanted a more accurate test result, I decided to wait before getting tested. I finally worked up the courage to get tested at the end of January, something I was dreading because I had convinced myself the results would be positive. I went to a Quest diagnostics laboratory and took the 8-track STD test, which takes a blood sample and a urine sample. I believe the HSV tests are type-specific serology tests, and I tested negative for both HSV-1 and HSV-1.
Sorry for the long explanation, but my question is essentially regarding the accuracy of these tests. Since then I haven't experience any more symptoms, (perhaps it was somewhat mental) but I can't seem to stop worrying that it may have been a false negative. I do tend to overthink things, but I don't know how justified that is in this situation.