The igg test misses 30% of hsv1 infections
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I would do an igg blood test for hsv1 and 2 just rule out 2. I don't know where the statistic of 30% of tests are missed. Everything I've read from doctors in this site say otherwise. They are fairly accurate at 12 weeks post possible exposure. No need to wait That long for you as this is your only partner for past few years. But even if he came back positive there's no way to tell really who have it to who
BTW I don’t agree with Rmd I don’t think you need blood test for hsv2 since the swab test already confirmed that it is hsv1. On the other hand you could have another hsv1 blood test at a later date and see if you have developed antibodies, this would suggest that this is a new infection. If you test again and it’s still negative then it’s likely the test missed your infection. The other option i know of is the western blot you can do some reaseach on it but it’s really expensive.
The swab test trumps all other tests. If the swab test came back as an Hsv1 infection, you can take that to the bank.
In addition, the IgG hsv1 blood test does miss up to 30% of infections. It was initially reported that it missed up to 10% of hsv1 infections, but new studies are suggesting otherwise.
It's very possible that your boyfriend has been hsv1 positive for a long time, hasn't known it and is showing up negative (falsely) on a blood test.