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Why Do I Keep Testing Equivocal?

The last time I had sex was in July of 2018 and in October of 2018 I went for an routine STD checking (no symptoms) and I had an IGG value of 0.98 which was in the equivocal range so I went back 5 weeks later and had another IGG test done and had a value of 0.93 and just accepted I was probably positive. Fast forward to February 2020, I had routine bloodwork done which included STD testing and my IGG value was 0.92. So I'm just confused, if it's been over 1.5 years since I last had sex, wouldn't my value be much higher if I was positive? But then, why do I keep having these higher IGG values?
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Some people just have issues testing with the IgG.

If you're concerned that you're positive, and I'm not at all convinced that you are, or your results would have gone up, you can get a Western Blot test or a BioKit test done to confirm your results.

Equivocal doesn't mean positive - it just means they can't tell. Experts believe that anything under a 3.5 needs to be confirmed because it could be a false positive, and had you gotten a 1.10, there would have been at least an 85% chance that it would be a false positive.

Have you had any symptoms?

You are barely equivocal - that's .90 - 1.10.

If it were me, I'd call it a negative and move on, but it's not me. You can get your doctor to order a Western Blot or BioKit, or you can get a Western Blot through Terri Warren on her site - https://westoverheights.com/getting-a-herpes-western-blot/
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Thanks for the response. I'm not convinced I have it at this point, I'm just concerned that it says in the equivocal range, like why won't it bounce around between negative and equivocal? As far as I know, I haven't had any visual symptoms.
I'm not sure we understand why some people just don't get negatives, but some just don't. It may be that the test ranges are too low, and if they were reset, as many seem to think they should be, you'd be in the negative.

It's up to you what to do next. If it's been more than 4 months since your most recent possible exposure, you can let it go as a negative, or take a Western Blot.

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