Back in 2012, I went to my doctor for an STD screening. He said that I tested positive for HSV-2.
I'm normally a pretty analytical person, but never took the time to research the possibility of a false positive. I have read folks' posts including replies from Grace and was looking to get an opinion on my situation.
My results from 2012 were:
"DETECTED" for HSV IGM AB,SCREEN.
There's a second HSV IgM test at the bottom (hiding in the "in-range" results):
" THIS SPECIMEN TESTED "DETECTED" FOR HSV IGM BY THE EIA
METHODOLOGY BUT TESTED NEGATIVE BY THE CONFIRMATORY IFA
METHODOLOGY. IF CLINICALLY INDICATED, A SECOND SPECIMEN
SHOULD BE DRAWN AND TESTED IN 2 WEEKS"
HSV-1 HerpeSelect Spec AB: 0.65 (negative)
HSV-2 HerpeSelect Spec AB: 1.11 (SMALL 1+) (positive)
I have been researching this pretty extensively for several days now, so I am pretty sure I already know the answer to my question. It seems to me that this is incredibly likely to be a false positive for the HSV-2 HerpeSelect AB. I was just looking to see the opinion of the forum. I've been living as an asymptomatic carrier of HSV-2 for some time now, thinking of getting the WB test.