3 years ago I was diagnosed with gHSV-2 via swab. The original “outbreak” was like an ingrown hair and painless. I never had symptoms before that and haven’t had symptoms/outbreaks in the 3 years since. I was in a long term relationship and disclosed and was easily accepted. That relationship has since ended. I’ve been dating again and have has nothing but success with disclosing to sexual partners, taking acyclovir and using protection. And I will continue to do so.
I recently decided to get bloodwork done (IgG) and just got the results back. It shows ”non-reactive” to HSV-2.
So one swab test from 3 years ago shows positive and the recent bloodwork shows negative. Is it possible the original swab was a false positive? Or should I just assume the bloodwork was a false negative?