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Need help low HSV II—false positive?

I went in to do a check up and got a STD panel check done after I found out my ex was cheating on me. I got a result of 2.83 HSV II and negative HSV I. I started reading alot about of false positives. I struggled to find a doctor's office that would help me with the paperwork to do the western blot test. When I finally did, the test results came back undetermined and told me to retest. That doctor office is no longer available so here I am 6 months later. I went back to do a check up and an STD panel with a new doctor.  I came back positive again HSV II 2.56 and negative HSV I. I’ve truly never had any symptoms or sores. Does that mean because ive taken two test several months apart and had two positives that my chances of a false positives are lower?
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Ugh, I'm so sorry.

I can't give you odds on this. Getting a false positive on an IgG once means you are likely to do so again, but it's hard to say if this is a false positive since the WB was indeterminate.

Terri Warren is a nurse practitioner who is one of the leading experts in herpes. She offers consultations and can work with you to get another WB test. The downside is that you have to self-pay.

You can start by talking to her here - https://westoverheights.com/herpes-questions/ It's $20.

If you want to go right for the WB, it's here - https://westoverheights.com/herpes/getting-a-western-blot/

If I were you, I'd start with the question, and go from there. I can totally vouch for her - she's been a part of loads of groundbreaking herpes research, and she had a clinic for many years. I've heard her speak, and have met her. (I also get nothing, financial or otherwise, from recommending her.)

Terri and many other experts feel that anything below a 3.5 needs to be confirmed, so there is still a chance that your tests are false positives.

Please let me know what happens.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to respond. So pretty much if I take an IGG test it'll come back positive? What about an ELISA Test? Are those reliable or should I just go straight to the WB test?

I guess I'm just confused why'd I'd get a indeterminate. My partner is negative and I've never had any symptoms.
Is the ELISA not what you had done?

What exactly do your test results say? Do you have a copy of it?

I found this about indeterminate WB - "When initial results are indeterminate or atypical, adsorption of sera with type-specific antigen and reblotting can sometimes 'clean up' the blot and improve interpretation. The WB for HSV is not currently commercially available." https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2095011/

It may be something in the testing process that caused it.

You aren't alone, if that provides even a small comfort -



Oh and are you in touch with your ex? Can you contact them and ask them to test?
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