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My partner recently tested positive for HSV 2, not sure about whether or not he was tested for both, but he has told me before that he's had cold sores since he was young.
My question is, should I bother testing for HSV 1, or is that kind of a non issue at this point?
Additionally, is there any way of indicating who gave it to who if I end up testing positive? I had not tested for herpes, because the clinician advised against it if I did not have visible symptoms. I kind of wish I had now.
indeed you should seek out type specific herpes igg blood testing to know your full status. assume nothing.
I will gladly help with your partners test results if you can get them to post here - e.g. hsv1 igg 4.3 and hsv2 igg 5.6 or whatever they are. that way we can be sure that he was properly tested and see if he needs any additional confirmatory testing done.
Thank you Grace. I just got my results back, which are negative. I am a little concerned about the possibility of a false negative however, since I've had unprotected sex many times with my partner who is positive. Should I look to retake the test sometime in a few months?
I'm EXTREMELY annoyed by my bf's doctor. Apparently, what my bf had done was a non specific hsv test. Which indicated that he had herpes, but not which one. THEN he also had IgM testing done, which I heard was terribly inaccurate. The doctor concluded that he has GHSV1...how?
I'm confused. He should probably get tested again right? This just seems wrong. I'm demanding a hard copy of the test from my bf.
you should ask his doctor if they gave him a crystal ball in med school ;)
get him tested properly and go from there. should he get a return of genital symptoms, he should be seen promptly and if his provider feels that they could be herpes related, they should do a lesion culture and typing on them.
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