There is a chance of side effects as with any medication. It is best not to use it if there is no reason to.
Let's go back to the diagnosis. Why did you test? Was the result IgG for HSV2 antibodies explicitly? Was >1.1 a positive for the test you had?
Is > 1.1 positive?
If so, then you will need to assume at this time you have the virus. If you are not convinced, that's fair, then you will need to have the Westernblot test. Please see the UofW website for details.
Do you have HSV1, oral cold sores?
Like fleetwood suggests I would seek out the westernblot. It would seem very odd indeed with your sexual history to have hsv2
With scores at 5+ I don't see the point of waiting 6 months. Seek the Westernblot for HSV immediately.
Are you sure you partner is having the right test and you see negative results for IgG antibodies for HSV2? Be careful of IgM and PCR tests and don't assume it is part of an STD panel.
Given the sexual history you describe, if it is confirmed that you have HSV2, then you may need to consider a non sexual transmission possibility such as being infected at birth.
It isn't necessarily a given that you had a test for IgG HSV2 while pregnant. Further, the results are sometimes unreliable and infections can be missed in pregnant women.
Truly, the WB test can be done now and will be definitive.
Well you cannot find out any more than you already know. In reality, the test does not impact your status, merely reveals it.
Print the following out and take it to your doctor.
I like it, well done you on taking this step.