Awaiting blood test - wondering if it is accurate that genital herpes may not show up in blood until several months after initial exposure. If it does show up, can you tell by the level of antibodies how long the virus has been there? Does anyone know what low levels and high levels are? And do low levels correlate with new virus and high levels correlate to long term virus? Appreciate any feedback on this. I don't believe my husband that after 8 years of being together I just now got the virus from him. He claims he has never had symptoms and never cheated. I'm very skeptical, hurt of course and in physical pain due to my first OB. Thank you for any feedback.