I had a hysterectomy in 2018 due to fibroids. Since my surgery, I have not had sex until November 2021. Prior to that, the last time was the end of 2017. We only had vaginal and oral sex a few times. Forward to March 2022, we met up again and started having casual sex whenever our schedules allowed. The last time we had sex was 3 weeks ago. About 13 days later I noticed small acne-type bumps that I assumed were ingrown hairs from shaving. 2 days later the area looked more like a cold sore. I have had cold sores in the past, but not very often. Since March, neither of us have had anything that resembled blisters or lesions. I was tested 6 days ago.
HSV 1 IGG, TYPE SPECIFIC AB - 32.90
HSV 2 IGG, TYPE SPECIFIC AB - 8.22
Since receiving my results I have been a mess trying to comprehend what all this means. I have since started using acyclovir 5% cream on the area where the blisters were. Since I have had cold sores in the past, I would expect to see the HSV 1 IGG result positive, but why so high? What is freaking me out the most is the high number for my HSV 2 IGG. He was tested yesterday morning, so I am waiting on his test results
We ordered our tests through Ulta Lab Tests. I insisted on the basic STD panel, which included the Herpes Simplex Virus 1/2 (IgG), Type-Specific Antibodies. I am now wondering if we should have ordered the Herpes Simplex Virus 1/2 Antibody (IgM), IFA with Reflex to Titer. I am hoping that the IGG test was the correct one. Lastly, our oral and vaginal sex has been unprotected. I am more embarrassed by my lack of judgment when I should have known better. I am sure I will have a few more questions once his results are back.