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No symptoms/Positive igg type 2
I'm having a hard time with my results of my tests. They did the blood test that brought back my igm negative and my igg negative type 1 and positive type 2. My new boyfriend got tested and he is positive type 1 and negative type 2. I have had no symptoms at all....neither has he....I got tested because I was freshly out of a 5 year relationship, him out of a 16 year relationship and wanted to make sure we were clean. Maybe too late. Is it possible for this to be a false positive????
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1174003 tn?1308164419
Can you get the results for your HSV-2?

IGM test results shouldn't be trusted for Herpes.  IgM is a worthless test and shouldn't be used for herpes.  

When was the last time you had a sexual encounter from the date of the testing?  

You are clean if you are taking a shower.  If you don't take a shower then you are dirty.  Having herpes doesn't make anyone dirty.  
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Not sure by what you mean "can I get the results?

I got the results...it said that I was positive for 2 with the Igg test
We have not had sex since then

The issue is that I have never had any symptoms

He tested negative for 2 with the Igg test

Could this be a false positive??
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The results would be like hsv-1 igg 0.42 hsv-2 igg 2.40 is what I mean.  Getting the results from grace is going to need to answer that question.  
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That's what confuses me the most about reading these posts.

There were no numbers...it was cut and dry...hsv-1 negative hsv-2 positive

No numbers!!!

It adds to my confusion
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Can you tell me what test was done?  The name should be on the results.  Was this a print out from your doctor?  Something that was handwritten?  
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Got my second test results today...positive again for HSV2
This time I got them to get a number 4.5 not good
HSV1 is negative

I'm guessing that there is no way this is a false positive with this number ?
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well it can be a false positive but the odds are lower with it being 4.5.  totally up to you if you feel that it's worthwhile to seek out a herpes WB or not to confirm your hsv2 status.

have you and your partner been talking about this together?

grace
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Yes..he got tested and he is negative...wasn't given numbers either...he's going to call and try to get them.

How can this be with absolutely no symptoms ever!!! Are there ANY tests that give you a true answer??? All of these posts are so confusing.

I called my ex-boyfriend today to let him know...I was with him for 4 years also.

I guess I'm just in such denial with no symptoms

Can you suggest my next step??
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101028 tn?1419606604
no need for any numbers if he's negative.

not unusual for folks to start noticing the symptoms of herpes once they have it. don't be surprised if you do too.

have you read the free herpes handbook at www.westoverheights.com?  the patient counseling video on the same site is also terrific!

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So after being with a guy for 4 years after being married 19...never having one symptom it is possible I am actually infected with this??????

Why would I get symptoms now??? I just got tested to be sure I was ok to go into the next relationship.

I'm not understanding this at all ???

This isn't fair
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101028 tn?1419606604
herpes is incredibly common. study after study shows that of folks who test + for hsv2, over 90% of them didn't have any idea that they were until tested. Your situation is far more common than most folks assume it is.  

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Thank you for responding to me so fast.....do you think that a western blot would be worth the money or am I just SOL?

I read some of these posts where people were where I am and then they are negative...it's crazy.

I am thankful for this website...it has given me lots of hope...not that it worked....and information.

Thank you to you and all of your volunteers for your time :)
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totally up to you. sometimes the peace of mind is worth it, even if it just confirms being hsv2+.
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I drove 4 hours today to get the Western Blot done through Quest Labs. Of course it will take 2-3 weeks for results. My boyfriend left me last nite due to the fear of getting it. He tested negative...we did have unprotected sex so if I do have it then I'm thinking seeing as it's only been a few weeks he should probably get tested again. It was only a two month long relationship and I understand his fear. He feels bad...stinks...he was an awesome guy.

Is there anywhere that I can get information on how sex with an infected person can happen without fear? Is there such a thing?

Is it possible that I am just a carrier and not a person that transfers the virus??

Thanks :)
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101028 tn?1419606604
of course there's sex without fear with herpes!  you can get the risk of transmission to a male down to 1%/year, that's less than the real use risk of becoming pregnant while just using the bc pill!!

there's no such thing as just a herpes carrier. if you are infected, the virus is active periodically whether you notice obvious symptoms or not.

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Thank you again for your response.

The risk sounds like it could be low but I don't think it will be convincing enough for him. And that's fine. I put myself on the other side and I figure I would feel the same..especially not being educated in it. It's amazing how educated I am now on this virus.

I contacted the guy I dated for 4 years to make him aware of the situation. He is going to get tested. If he comes out negative and I was with him for 4 years and the guy I was with recently is negative how the heck can I come out positive???

I guess that will come up with his results. And hopefully my results with the WB....hoping on negative with that!!
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It was maybe 5 or 6 weeks after our first sexual encounter that he tested negative after I found out I was positive.

Should he maybe get retested to see if the antibodies weren't built up maybe?? How long should he wait?

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OK..now I'm really really confused......exboyfriend of 4 years tested negative.....current boyfriend tested negative.....I'm testing positive !!!! I did get the Western Blot done on Tuesday.....waiting on those results after 2 positive HSV2.

Somebody explain how this is possible????
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