[Question #6841] HSV2 Reading

10 months ago
Male- the only intercourse I have ever had  is receptive oral (never had vaginal or anal). I recently had a reading of 3.60 with the Quest IGG test- In Jan 2020. Been asymptomatic, do you recommend doing a confirm test, with w-blot if so when should I?  FYI i had  an HSV1 reading of 13.20. Thank you. 
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
10 months ago
I absolutely recommend a western blot for you.  And you can do it now.  The timing is perfect.  This doesn't make sense, from a sexual history perspective.

Terri
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10 months ago
Hi Terri, thank you very much for your prompt response.   I will take the western blot test.  I would just like to add a little more color I have numerous partners (some I didn’t know that well) of which I received oral from. But as stated never had vaginal or anal intercourse. 
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
10 months ago
And HSV 2 is very very rarely shed from someone's mouth.  Thanks for the "color" but it doesn't change my opinion.  Getting HSV 2 from oral sex would be a true surprise for me and other herpes experts - not impossible, nothing is impossible about this, but so so rare!

Terri
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