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Ms. Terri, Can I move on from this anxiety
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Ms. Terri, Can I move on from this anxiety

Dear Ms.Terri,

I would like to have your kind advice.. I know i should be happy with my result but, I am in a country that do not have herpes select. But we have other IGG test regardless.

on 12/1/2013, I (MALE) have a UNPROTECTED oral and UNPROTECTED vaginal sex with a woman.

We DID NOT kiss each other. I DID NOT perform oral on her either. SHE performed UNPROTECTED oral on  me and we have UNPROTECTED vaginal sex. I did not see any cold sore on her lips (i might recalled it wrongly)

The woman status (1 week after the exposure) was
Negative   1.00

Herpes Simplex Type I IgG  : 5.7
Herpes Simplex Type II IgG  : 0

MY  tests results are :
Negative   1.00

6 weeks

HIV I & II (EIA) -  Non Reactive
Syphilis -  Non Reactive
Herpes Simplex Type I IgG  : 0.22
Herpes Simplex Type II IgG  : 0.30

10 weeks

HIV I & II (EIA) -  Non Reactive
Syphilis -  Non Reactive
Herpes Simplex Type I IgG  : 0.18
Herpes Simplex Type II IgG  : 0.37

13 weeks

HIV I & II (EIA) -  Non Reactive
Syphilis -  Non Reactive
Herpes Simplex Type I IgG  : 0.21
Herpes Simplex Type II IgG  : 0.31

I do not have any noticeable classical symptoms so far.

My Questions are :

1) Can I say this is conclusive despite not using Herpes Select and not 16 weeks?
2) Should I retest on 16 weeks ?
3) Does my test kit is Type Specific since it is IgG based and give me HSV1 and HSV2 ?
4) Given I do not have both HSV and the score index for both HSV did not change much between each tests, is 13 weeks conclusive ?

Thank you very much..
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I think you test results at 13 weeks will likely stay just that - negative.  We recommend 16 weeks, but there are few people who change their status between 13 and 16 weeks.  Those who do are usually trending toward positive if they test somewhere in the middle which you did not.  This is especially true since you have had no symptoms at all.


Terri

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Please ignore Negative   1.00

it should be

Negative = 1.00

I had been seen by doctors too, they said it is not herpes.. since nothing can been seen.. no blister or sore..

Another QUestion is

Can i get Oral HSV1 and Oral HSV2 even I did not kiss or perform oral on her, mean my mouth did nothing ?
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I just wanna add,  I never take any suppression medicine or therapy.
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Please ignore negative = 1.0

It should be

Negative less than 0.90
equivocal is between 0.91 to. 0.99
Positive is bigger than 1.0
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Thanks Ms.Terri,

Additional questions:

1) Can a person get Oral HSV1 and Oral HSV2 if he does not kiss or perform oral on her, means his mouth did nothing ?

2) Does my test kit is Type Specific since it is IgG based and it gave me HSV1 and HSV2 ? or can i say type specific test is IgG unlike IgM ?

3) Can I conclude that 16 weeks test  is not necessary because my result was not increasing toward positive and no symptoms (blisters, sores and discharge) ?

I am sorry for many questions and hope i did not annoy you.

Thank you very much !
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4) Does people who only get positive in 16 weeks usually are the one taking suppression therapy and has either one of the herpes before?

5) So, if there is no suppression  therapy and no infected with either herpes,  12 weeks is conclusive? Correct?

Tq
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Dear Ms.Terri,

To sum the question up, I would like to know

1) Can a person get Oral HSV1 and Oral HSV2 if he does not kiss or perform oral on her, means his mouth did nothing ?

2) Does my test kit is Type Specific since it is IgG based and it gave me HSV1 and HSV2 ? or can i say type specific test is IgG unlike IgM ?

3) Can I conclude that 16 weeks test  is not necessary because my result was not increasing toward positive and no symptoms (blisters, sores and discharge) ?

4) Does people who only get positive in 16 weeks usually are the one taking suppression therapy and has either one of the herpes before?

5) So, if there is no suppression  therapy and no infected with either herpes,  12 weeks is conclusive? Correct?

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1.  You need contact with the place you would become infected.  So no.
2.  Yes
3 and 4.  Both are true, though we use 16 weeks as our final test.
5.  see above.

Terri
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Dear Ms.Terri,

Thank you for your kind answers,  I wanna add that tip of my penis is feeling like burning sometimes, like soap is inside feeling. No blisters,  sore, discharge, bump or leison.  Is this herpes symptoms?

I would get my 4th month test in a week.. any different between 16 week and 4 months?

Thank you
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Should I retest at 16 weeks despite clear negative  ( boths hsv1 and 2 , no medicibe taken ) at 13 weeks? I would really move on and put this to rest, if you think my 16 weeks test in not needed.

Sorry for asking question again,  this time I am asking for advise and permission to move on considering my case?

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You may move on without the 16 week test.
This is my final post on this thread.

Terri
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Thank you very much.
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You are most welcome

Terri
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Dear Ms.Terry,

As guessed by you


16 weeks
HSV IgG type I 0.17
HSV IgG type II 0.30

Thank you.
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Great!

Terri
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Dear Ms.Terri,

I am curious if is there any different between HSV IgG testing at 16 weeks and 4 months test ?

Thanks
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Dear Ms.Terri,

This will be my last question.

I am curious if is there any different between HSV IgG testing at 16 weeks and 4 months test ?

Thanks
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No.

Terri
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Dear Terri,

Thanks a lot for the relieve. I will move on and decided to see a psychology expert to deal with my guilt or anxiety. Thanks for being an angel.

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You're most welcome

Terri
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