First, I would like to say that if this question has already been asked, I apologize in advance.
After recently getting into a new relationship, I thought it would be a good idea to get tested for all STDs (as I do at the beginning of all my relationships). As a note, we have been having protected sex over the past two-three months. My first set of results is as follows:
HSV-1 (IgG): 0.46
HSV-2 (IgG): 1.28
HSV-2 (IgM): 0.38
After receiving (borderline) positive results for HSV-2, I decided to get tested a week later (using the same type of tests - Herpeselect) at a different clinic (I have read many times about the possibilities of false positives). My second set of results isiu as follows:
HSV-1 (IgG): 0.11
HSV-2 (IgG): 0.17
HSV-1 (IgM): 1.58
I am a little confused as to how my HSV-2 IgG scores have decreased dramatically all within a week. I have seen posts here where people's scores jump around quite a bit but never to this extent. Any ideas? Normal fluctuations in antibodies? Lab error? Clerical error? Just to be sure, I will wait about a month and get IgG results only.
Lastly, I know I have read repeatedly here that IgM scores are rubbish so I take the results with a grain of salt. However, do you have any ideas as to why (once again, within a week) my HSV-1 score went from negative (I did not ask for my HSV-1 IgM score the first time - but know it was negative) to a 1.58?
I know that most of my questions can be answered with a third and final test (hopefully) but since I have to wait a month, I was hoping you might be able to shed some light on these results. Thanks so much for your time and look forward to your response.