What is the reference range for a positive? Greater than 1.1? Are there measurements in Ru/mL?
It just says:
Note: Negative indicates no antibodies detected to
HSV-2. Equivocal may suggest early infection. If
clinically appropriate, retest at later date. Positive
indicates antibodies detected to HSV-2.
The test therefore confirms that you are infected with the HSV2 virus. Most likely this is a genital infection.
The absolute value is a clear positive and means nothing more than that. Most people who have the virus record a strong positive value in excess of 5.
The value does indicate this is probably not a recent infection. Practically it means you have been infected perhaps longer than 3 months but could be years.
Does this accord with symptoms? I am not sure what your present situation is but it may be unrelated to the virus.
I currently do not have any symptoms. Last Sunday I found an article about shingles being misdiagnosed and it actually being herpes. In early January I had a small breakout on my butt cheek that was itchy. I had gone to another doctor. He just looked at it and said I had shingles. The article I read said otherwise... I started freaking out and had my primary doctor do the blood work on Tuesday.
Now I know I have it... I never had any outbreak on my genitals. Just the small outbreak on my butt cheek.
I haven't had many partners and am really devastated by this news.
I would suggest that your interpretation of this being a HSV2 outbreak is the more likely diagnosis.
It would seem then that it is more likely that you have HSV1 as well? Oral cold sores?