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I got a blood test and it came back at .91 my doctor said it was positive for hsv 2. But every time I search the results I read it's neither positive or negative. Is there any one that has information about the tests? Is it possible that I don't have it? 

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.91 is considered equivocal.  It basically means you’re in between a positive and a negative result.  Anything <.90 is considered negative.  Anything >1.1 and <3.4 is considered a low positive and needs a confirmation test to ensure it isn’t a false positive.  Anything above 3.5 is considered a firm positive.  The higher it is after that the more likely that it isn’t a false positive.  You should either take another IGG test in at least two-three weeks to see if your results have increased to a more firm positive or lowered into a negative.  If you want better confirmation you can take the Western Blot test, that’s the gold standard but only offered by one place in the whole country, and it has to be at least 16 weeks since your last risky exposure for accuracy. 

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Hey @ummidk,

Here’s a link that should be helpful that goes over the tests:



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