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Was the first positive HSV2 test a blood test?
Was the test at the gynecologist a culture?
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Blood tests show antibodies for HSV, which means that you've been exposed and have developed antibodies. They don't mean that any lesion present is due to herpes. A bum that isn't a blister is not from herpes.
Many people do get genital herpes with HSV2, but never are aware of any herpes lesions.
So in my opinion, you've been exposed to HSV2 in the past, have developed antibodies, but probably have never had any herpes lesion.
That means that you could possibly be contagious for genital herpes, but that's true of many people.
Since you have antibodies in your blood that means for sure that you've gotten infected with HSV2.
Although the herpes virus can be deadly for babies, the problem is mostly in women who develop a herpes infection late in pregnancy, when they don't have antibodies. Most pregnant women with a past history of genital herpes don't have any problem in their babies.