I first developed oral cold sores about 20 years ago, and therefore am aware that I am HSV-1 positive. About 3 weeks ago, I had unprotected vaginal intercourse with a man 3 times, and 9 days later he called me to tell me that he developed some uncomfortable lesions on his penis about 8 days after our last sexual contact. He said the lesions were swabbed by a physician and the culture results came back positive for HSV-2. This person says that he has never had any recognized signs or symptoms of an STD until now.
I also have never been aware of signs or symptoms of an STD in myself, but I was tested for HSV1/2 IgG and IgM antibodies last week at LabQuest (16 days after the unprotected sex).
My lab results, which I received over the phone from a live person, were:
HSV-1 IgG 36.8 ( seems extremely high: maybe I misunderstood and it's actually 3.68?)
HSV-2. IgG 2.04
Could this represent a false positive HSV-2 antibody in my lab tests?
How long should I wait to repeat the test?
Is there another confirmatory test you would recommend?
Thank you for your time and consideration