Long story short,
Late 20s straight male living in New York...Ive had my share of not so safe sexual encounters. I get tested periodically and have always been negative. Until this week.
My doctor told me I am negative for everything except HSV 2. I have never ever had an outbreak. Nothing that looks like herpes in the least. Never had fever blisters. However, ive read its possible for people to be asymptomatic or to mistake mild symptoms as being some other condition.
I got a 1.94 IgG score. I was baffled. I was negative in May, but the doctor said that test was IgM. She then told me that I previously scored 0.35 IgG for HSV2 back in 2012. She said this meant sometime in the last 4 years I picked up the virus.
So after a lot of research here and on other websites, what are my options? Ive read that people with scores from 1.1 to 3.5 are considered low positive and theres a chance I am false positive. However based on my reading, false positive is most common in those with HSV1 (which im negative), and those who are asymptomatic.
This all said, I scored a 0.35 iGg four years ago, so Im doubtful I truly got a false negative. But with that said, Ive never ever had true herpes outbreaks or symptoms that would be recognized clinically.
Is it worth my time to try to the Western Blot? Can I trust its results? And where might someone in the NY, NJ, CT, PA tri/quad state area get this test. I know I cant get it done in NY.