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Heroes 1 Blood work test negative herpes 2 positive I am confused!
Dated a a woman overt the summer. A week before we had sex she had Std test for and she is disease free. My two orevioys lovers are disease free too. I had STD yeasts done with blood work last week. I got my results tests back. Everything is normal including herpes 1. However, my herpes two test came back positive. I have no symptoms of herpes 2. I am very confused!
I too had the exact same test results but my only sexual contact was a brief encounter with a stripper who put her lips on the tip of my penis for about 10 seconds. I have not been with another woman other than my wife for over 18 years. I am curious to see what others say about this.
They say they are disease free, but did you see the papers? I'm just saying this because what my experience was the same. My boyfriend still doesn't have symptoms of HSV 2. I need to take medication daily for outbreaks, so you are lucky to know your test results and not have any symptoms because IT SUCKS having sores now and then. Good luck!
Are you sure you have had the proper testing performed in the past and for these current set of tests. Most people who obtain or say they tested negative for all STDs quite typically have not been correctly tested for HSV and often not at all.
The only credible testing is for IgG antibodies type specific for HSV1 and HSV2. These tests should be taken 12 weeks since last sexual contact in order to be conclusive.
What testing have you had now to indicate HSV2? Be very specific on the kit, type of test and results.
There is no particular need to be retested if you obtain the full results from the tests you have had. They most probably will tell you what's going on. More importantly, they will tell you what testing is appropriate for you to have next.
That is technically an equivocal result. At 16 weeks post possible exposure, with no symptoms aligned to herpes, the overwhelming majority of people in this situation are negative.
You have a couple of choices. You could wait a period of time (4 weeks plus)and retest with the same commercial test. There'd be a good chance you'd test negative. Even a similar level would be strongly suggestive of a negative.
Alternatively you could have a confirmatory test of the Westernblot that would be definitive. You could have this test now.
Update: I went to my primary care doctor. He explained my. 0.98 was equivocal and need a retest . He said my exposure was prior to my 17 week waiting period. I had sex the 24 of June and tested 23 of October . That would put my exposure on sept 30 from an ex girlfriend . So besides the retest what now?
Every partner is a potential source of HSV2. You should wait about 16 weeks from your last sexual episode to be comfortable that a negative result is truly negative. In your circumstance testing between now and then might give you an indication.
Good news. I had an ER doctor tell me I am negative ! I went in for a UTI and asked him to review my results. He said I am lie pisitive and asked if I had symptoms and I replied no and he said I was negative!
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