Just had a HSV blood test. Results confusing and dont make sense. I requested my Doctor run a STD panel during my annual physical. My test for HSV came back as
Herpes I Ab.(IgG) 0.17 (Negative) Herpes II Ab.(IgG) 4.08 (High)
I was very surprised by the results. I have never had a genital outbreak that was obvious. I do get what I guess would be cold sores inside my mouth on very rare occurrences. Maybe once a year at most. My wife get cold sores inside mouth more frequently then I do but nothing in the genital area as well.
So the results are the reverse of what I would assume. I would assume positive of HSV1 and negative for HSV 2. So i guess the way to interrupt this would be I have HSV 2 infection in the oral area and not in the genital region?
Very upsetting to say the least. Really dont want to imagine I have HSV 2 on genital. Wish my Doctor would not have run the HSV test actually. Would have been better off not knowing mentally I think.
Does anyone know the percentage of people who have HSV 2 that are asymptomatic? With HSV 2 can you be asymptomatic in genital regions and have symptoms in oral region on rare occasion as I do?
So what are the chances of a false positive with these numbers?
Anyway thanks for help and look forward to your advice.