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My last sexual encounter was in November of 2010 and I had a small bump on one of my testes, not on the skin but on the teste. My doctor said it was most likely due to trauma because I am a hockey player and it went away by itself but he suggested a blood and urine testto be sure. The positive test result for HSV-2 IgG came as a shock to both me and my doctor.
your hsv2 igg is a low positive and needs additional confirmatory testing done. it's been enough time now that you can seek out a herpes western blot test ( WB ). there is a decent false positive issue with the results in the range you have.
encourage your provider to read the herpes testing info in the current 2010 cdc std guidelines to further update their herpes testing knowledge. the herpes igm blood test isn't recommended for adults as well as it goes into details about the false positive issues too. It's a quick 10 minutes for them to greatly update their knowledge of herpes testing :)
I have also talked to my dermatologist about performing a culture test. Would this be a reliable way to determine my status? I realize this type of test requires some sort of outbreak however, which to my knowldege I have never experienced.
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