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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????
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.
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??
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!!
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.
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