I got blood work done two times. I went to my gynecologist for a regular checkup and asked her if I can also have blood work done. I don't have any symptoms. Never had an outbreak. I just wanted to get blood work done because I have never got it done before. My index for hsv 1/2 were POSITIVE both times. I can believe that I have hsv 1 because I have had cold sores. I was so shocked when the doctor told me I was positive for hsv-2. I have had only two sexual partners my entire life. These are my results:
HSV 1 IGG Type Specific AB = 55.30
HSV 2 IGG Type Specific AB = 1.38
HSV 1 IGG Type Specfic AB = 58.0
HSV 2 IGG Type Specific AB = 1.14
HSV 1 IGM SCREEN = negative
HSV 2 IGM SCREEN = negative
As you can see, my index for HSV 2 went down. Can this possibly be a false positive? My doctor told me to wait atleast 6 weeks after the first blood test but I was so frustrated & scared I told her I wanted another blood test before the 6 weeks. Since my index went down, that is a good sign right? If my index went up, it would mean I recently got HSV 2. What are the possibilities that this is a false positive? I have done some research and I read that a high HSV 1 index can cause false positives for HSV 2. Any advice/help would be greatly appreciated! I have been driving myself nuts trying to figure out if I am positive or not.