Your bf needs to go and get himself a full std screening done too.
Write down your actual hsv2 igg results so you can post them here. all I need is the actual numeric results - ie hsv1 igg 5.4 and hsv2 igg 3.4 or whatever they are. Once I see those results, I can better help you figure out if you need more testing or not. Depending on your bf's results, depends on what testing I can recommend for you for follow up if you need it for a low positive.
No, medications and pot don't affect the igg blood test result as far as we know.
Most folks who have std's, have no symptoms which is why testing is important along with barrier protection for sex.
Thank you for the reply. I just got back from seeing the nurse practitioner and got a copy of my lab paperwork. They did not test me for HSV1. The test was run through LabCorp and I believe the test they used was the HSV Type 2 - Specific Ab, IgG.
Here are my results
HSV 2 IgG, Type Spec 1.51H index
Do I have HSV2? everything I have been reading says the cut off is really 3.5, when I questioned the nurse she said to me the test is positive so you are positive. What does this mean??
I recommend that your bf get tested for herpes too. If he's negative, definitely you'll need additional confirmatory testing to confirm your status - preferably a herpes WB. Positive isn't positive and the reading you've evidently done is correct. If your bf is + too, then repeat the blood test you had done again in a few months to see what it is then.