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I had what i believe to be a primary outbreak while in a one year exclusive relationship. the symptoms were full flu symptoms, full body aches - lasted three days. Three blisters on genitals, burning when urinating - sores cleared up in 4/5 days, I got a Captia test for Herpes 2 (dr did not test for 1), two weeks after this apparently primary outbreak. test came back positive for H 2 - with a 2.40 score. so, my questions are:
1. The dr said the high score meant I had this for at least 6 months, could this be true if there were no symptoms until two weeks before this test?
2. should i get re-tested?
3. Is it possible to be exposed and not have a primary outbreak until long after that exposure - most of the internet info says these aggressive primary 0utbreaks happens 2-14 days after exposure
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as we discussed in your original post, really nothing you can determine at this time. repeat your test when enough time has passed and if you still have a low positive, confirm it with a herpes WB.
Dear Grace - I got re-tested and am positive for H 2 - with a 4.2 level. Here is my question, I believe now that this last summer i experienced the primary outbreak - as I remember there was what i thought a UTI along with the sickest I have been in my memory (chills, aches, muscles aching, - so bad I almost went to the ER. This lasted for about one week.
Here is the question - if this was indeed the primary outbreak could I have been infected days weeks, months or years before or does the primary outbreak usually happen within a particular set of time?
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