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TO put this VERY basically:
Antibody Titers: your bodies immune system has been in contact with a foreign invader (germ), and your immune system has made antibodies (killer cells) to fight it off. When you draw blood levels for Antibody Titers, it just means that your body has been in contact with that germ(HSV), and it has responded the correct way, and made killer cells against it.
A (5) is not good or bad, per say. It just shows that your body has made alot of antibodies to HSV, and most likely, you have been exposed at sometime, and are now infected with HSV.
It is VERY common to have it, and not have ANY symptoms at all. Even though you do not have symptoms you can still infect someone else. Also, the other sex partners you have been with, may have it, and not know it, and or, did not contract it from you, because your body was not shedding HSV virus when you were with them. That is what has happened in your case.
Please read this website. www.herpes.com. They also have treatments, chat rooms, and dating services for HSV positive people. You most likely should be retested, and you could start taking medication like Valtrex, and use condoms EVERY time, to help prevent spreading it. You can get HSV1 or 2 from oral sex. So remember that too!!! It is passed by skin to skin contact!
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