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I went to get tested for all STD's a few weeks ago, and all came back negative including the HSV-1 and 2 IgG test. But I'm confused by the HSV-1 and 2 results. My doctor didn't call me like she said she would, and I just got my results in the mail, so I can't figure out exactly what they mean. This is how the results look.:
Apparently, as it says, I'm negative for Herpes. . . . But I still have Antibodies. So doesn't this mean I HAVE Herpes, since my body is trying to fight it off? Please, explain everything you know about this.
I'm sorry to continue asking questions lol. It's just that my relationship is possibly in jepoardy and I want to find out as much as I can so that my bf and I can both get accurate results. . . Thank you very much for your help so far.
Well, from what I've researched. . . The fact that there were antibodies detected at all means that the virus has been introduced into my system, and that means I have it, but I'm just asymptomatic. Even thouugh the test said negative. . .It said I still have 48 AB. Which means 48 antibodies. Doesn't that mean the virus is in my body?
Also. . .I just thought to ask this question. . . But I was diagnosed with Genital Warts a while back. Months ago in fact. I was given medication to burn the warts away, which worked. But afterwards, the skin between my vagina and anus still itched really badly, just like it did when the warts were there. Even though no warts came back, it itched for about a month straight after I got rid of them. . . I've heard that itching of the skin can be caused by Herpes. . . Could this possibly mean I do have some lower Herpes infection, or do you think that coulda just been the aftermath of my genital warts OB?
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