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I was recently tested for HSV 1 and HSV 2, as a part of a broad panel of STD testing. I was negative for HSV1 and positive 1.2 for HSV2 (using the ig ELISA test for this type specific analysis. Should I get a biokit test to confirm the positive results and what are the specific data on false positives for the original tests I took?
I had never specifically been tested before for STD, other than HIV testing for a life insurance review. I am completely asymptomatic. During a stressful period in the last two weeks, I had a one night stand, and I had protected sex, but outside my relationship. I felt guilty and I wanted to make sure I wasn't infected. I have not had sex with my partner since the incident and I want to make certain I did not have a false positive before I proceed. I want to tell her, but I want to make sure I have all the facts (as best I can) before I explain the situation. It seems I should get a biokit test or some other confirmatory test before I explain. Is this correct?
you need to wait 3 months after you last had sex with this other partner to repeat your hsv2 igg to see what it is. If it's still under 5 and you haven't had any symptoms then you'll need further confirmatory testing done to see what your status really is.
Thank you, Grace. I have found this forum and your responsiveness amazing. Would it be helpful to have the WB or some other test performed at this juncture? Given what I've read, a negative HSV1 and low positive HSV2 test is pretty inconclusive. I realize that I made a mistake and I feel extremely guilty about it. Should I ask my partner to be tested?
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