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partner called me was told he broke out and went for testing results positive. I went for blood and cluture test because 2 wks after i broke out with a rash. Went to my gyn and she to a cluture test and it came negative together with my blood. After 3 wks i took another blood test and it came positive 1.10. At the end of sept i will be taking my last blood test so i would know for sure. My imagination or at lease i think so is running wild. I keep on feeling things going on down there but see nothing.
Can my gyn give me a prescription for the WB test or how could i get the test. I still have a prescription for a IGG test. Should I still take that test or wait to take the WB.
I seems like I get very irritated after I have sex with a condom. Is it that I'm having a break out.. This is all so new to me.. I'm not sure whats happening to me. I'm ok except when I have sex and I think it may be a breakout and I run and take my pill.
No, I not with this guy. This was just a weekend thing. I had sex with him only 2 times. I don't speak to him anymore. He told me he had a break out 4 days after we had sex that sunday and said that i gave it to him. I know i didnt..He positive for hsv 2..
All other herpes test i took at first came negative besides the last blood test that shows the low positive.
I had a herpes test on Dec 2008 and the partners (2) that i had before him dont have anything.
I'm having a hard time getting prescription for the WB test. My gyn states im positive. What other way can i get the WB test,
The only way to get it is thru a medical provider. I don't believe the U of washington will even send the kit to you anymore like they used to. Seek out another provider if your provider isn't up to date on the intricacies of herpes blood testing and the low positives issue.
I went to my gyn and told her i want to get the WB test and she told me Quest did not do that test. So I myself went to Quest and asked. Was told they do not do the WB 34534...Tired dealing with Quest i then when to Lab Corp, They told me they do the ELISA TEST Its just as good or maybe even better. So tomorrow Oct 5 i will be taking the test... its for HSV 1 & 2 # 164905 & 165180. Wish me Luck.
PS as for now i have not been taking meds and so far no out break besides 2 wks ago i got sick and had a break out on my lip. Im used to those because been getting sores on lips since a child. Again wish me luck.. will post results as soon as i get them.
It's still a low positive so either get your next ob cultured and typed to confirm or follow up with the WB . I know it's a pain in the butt to keep getting tested but I'd much rather see folks have to get a couple of blood tests or a lesion culture to confirm their status than to assume that they really are infected and not take precautions with future partners who may have hsv2 and end up getting hsv2 before they had to.
You may even want to stop suppressive therapy at this point just to see if you get a return of symptoms to get cultured.
I went to a infectious disease Specialist and he went over my test results. He said that I was sure Positve. The 1.09 low positive dosen't matter.. I am Positve... He gave me Acyclovire 800 mg to take onces a day. I guess i have to except the fact that i do have herpes 1 & 2...
Quest or labcorp dont do the WB test.,. I went to both and asked myself. That is why Labcorp gave me the ELISA test. Labcorp states is just as good as the WB....I been testing so many times that i dont think my insurance will keep on paying for all theses test back to back. Grace Im so tired of running around and confused
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