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I recently got a complete STD screening. All of my results came back negative except my herpes select. I have never had any symptoms either cold sores or genital herpes, but i was told that i was positive for both hsv- 1 and hsv-2. When i told my last partner about this, he said that both he and his current girlfriend got tested and that they both came back negative. I realize that there is a chance that he is lying to me, but i got retested anyway.
I went back to the same place that i got tested at the first time, a labcorp. But i didnt really trust the results so i went to www.tstd.org and had tests ordered to go to quest diagnostics. My quest results came back positive for hsv-1 and negative for hsv-2. But my results from lapcorp came back positive again for both.
My results were:
My hsv-2 is so low that im wondering if it is being affected by the high hsv-1. Considering that i have never had symptoms, and that my ex is telling me that he is negative, and that i had a negative result for hsv-2 from quest could i really have gential (genital) herpes?
I was tested through tstd.org, without symptoms, as well. I tested positive for HSV 2 Igg= 1.45 and negative for type 1. I then went to my normal doctor and had her test me again about four weeks later and I tested positive for Type 1 Igg=3.09 and negative for type 2. I'm really confused as well.
Should i be worried that my tests from labcorp keep coming back positive? My friend is insisting that i have hsv-2 and thinks that i am simply in denial. I have an appointment with my primary doctor next week (original tests done by my gyno) to ask about the results and what i should do next. My gynocologist is insisting that i should go on a drug like Valtrex. But since i dont have outbreaks i have been told that Valtrex wouldnt help me much.
Your gyn isn't very up to date on the issues surrounding the low positives then :(
confirm this with a different test - biokit or WB would be your best bets and then go from there. it's something like less than 20% of folks who have hsv2 results in the range you have are actually hsv2+ so it's well worth confirming.
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