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So, two days ago I got results back from bloodwork I did on a whim (i've never had any symptoms to my knowledge).
Let be give you some background. I'm 21 years old, I have have a few partners in my past but for the last... 5 years there have only been 2. an ex boyfriend of mine who I knew was unfaithful about 4+ years ago and my current boyfriend of about... 18 months. My current b/f is the only person I have slept with in over 3 years but about 2 years ago we went on a break and he slept with someone else. When they broke up he got tested for EVERYTHING **supposedly** and everything was negative. I learned from my FNP *nurse prac* that many times tests don't test for herpes so I'm not sure how much either of our prior testing means regarding this issue.
Anyway, my results came back as follows:
HSV 1 IGG Type Specific AB: <.90
HSC 2 IGG type specigic AB 1.12
the ranges are 1.10 positive
My FNP never went over the actual numbers with me (maybe because I was in tears) and when I asked her about a chance of a false positive she told me there wasn't any. When I stopped crying a began reading online (I'm a google FREAK) about all these false positives and different types of test I began hoping that I was one of those. My lab work was done through Quest Diagnostics in Atlanta.
My boyfriend got tested hours after I found out and we are waiting on his results, I think I'm going to go to the clinic and get tested Friday... what are peoples thoughts and opinions regarding this low of a number? I keep reading about Western Blot tests, why are they more reliable? Could I just be asymp? Can I please have some feedback about my case, I'm going crazy and praying but I'm worried this might be false hope...
Sorry about the length here are some highlights
just got IGG results after showing no symptoms ever and tested positive for HSV 2 at 1.12 on an IGG type specific. How likely is it that I could have a false pos?
your hsv2 is almost certainly a false positive. encourage the provider you saw to read the 2010 cdc herpes guidelines to better learn about the false positive issues and how to confirm herpes status with low positives.
at this point, wait for your bf's results. If he is hsv2 negative, you can get herpes WB blood test to confirm your status. Odds really are this isn't a true positive and kudos to you for seeking out additional info to learn about this on your own :)
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