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My sexual partner of several months has tested positive for
HSV-2. This after I started noticing pain in the groin, unusual
burning hemmorhoids, and extremely tender scrotum and penis.
When presenting this to my dermatologist, I was told I merely
had symptoms of Shingles and he prescribed me 2000 mg
Valtrex daily for 10 days.
This diagnosis despite the fact that I told my Derm that I was
exposed to Hsv-2 for long unprotected periods!!
So, that said, first Hsv-2 igg test 3 weeks post last exposure came back
negative. Now it's been nearly six weeks and I'd like to take the igg test
again, but I'd like someone to let me know if I can take the test while
still taking the aforementioned dosage of Valtrex.
If not, then how soon thereafter may I test?
Your earliest reponse would be extremely appreciated.
your 10 day course of valtrex is not an issue for your testing but you do have to wait longer to do your follow up testing in order for it to be most accurate. No reason to keep testing every few weeks for months!
I had unprotected sex with a woman and then learned later that she had HSV. I had some symtoms (symptoms) when urinating but not sure it was not from me just freeking out and using too much soak in the shower (as if that would help).
I felt symtoms (symptoms) again and she gave me 5 Valtrex 500mg to take twice daily. I still felt the need to be tested and on the last day I did get a blood test and it was negative.
My question is, would the Valtrex had suppressed the test result producing a faulse negative?
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