My IGG after 6 months post exposure is still negative for both HSV1 and HSV 2 and absolutely no outbreaks neither penile nor oral, only thing I have is penile head skin gets very tiny red spots after masturbation but they go away within 2 days, that's it.
1) 1st swab - HSV2 positive
2) 2nd Swab - HSV2 negative
3) 12 week IGG negative for both HSV 1 & 2
4) Western Blot HSV 1 positive and HSV 2 negative
5) 6 Months IGG negative for both HSV 1 & 2
What do I make of this?
Also, I had very bad yeast infection which was gone after applying fungal cream during that same time
also, I have no so called outbreaks after the first one which lasted like 2-3 days
So I did my blood test and both HSV 1 and 2 came out to be < 0.91
9th Oct 2020: Possible exposure
11th Oct 1st Swab at ER: positive
13 Oct 2nd swab after 2 days at primary care: negative
29th Jan 2021: Blood test IGG negative
This is so confusing
last question, have you seen any false positive viral culture results over this blog?
I went through some reddit posts and learned few things, please help me clarify my strategy for the next 5 years.
My debate is with antivirals vs vaccine which has highest cross relation to HSV 2
Suppose when I am not experiencing an outbreak:
non suppressive antivirals + protection = whats the efficiancy of not passing over?
suppressive antivirals + protection = whats the efficiancy?
Only protection = whats the efficiancy?
Now I really dont trust the antivirals, it can develop resistance from what I read, people have outbreaks even with valtrex
Also, I read some post of varivax vs chickenpox (varicella) vaccine, if I take this vaccine then I cant take antivirals? in that case how would the efficiency change?
varivax vaccine + protection = whats the efficiancy?
I have started to take lysine + elderberry + vitamin C + fish oil, any other oral supplement you can suggest as well?
what are the ways we can increase the antibodies in my body?
Here is my plan for next 5 years:
First 6 months no antivirals - check how many outbreaks, check IGG
Next 3 months try out acyclovir or Valtrex and see if it stops any outbreaks. check IGG
Next 6 months no antivirals. check IGG
Right now I don't have any sores or anything all is healed and clean thats surprising
My viral culture came out to be positive I can't believe it, I am single I think my life is over and I won't be able to build a family, I am indian I don't think any indian have this ... no one is going to accept me
Thank you for your response, yes she did use a oil, but i think my previous photos are not very clear, I took this today:
Using the steroid cream my itch is almost gone I don't feel any pain as such as well, but I am seeing white fluid in those red spots do you think this could be herpes?
When my doctor took the swab she was in hurry and I feel there were nothing coming out of these blisters to get a sample, anyways she is going to get back in 3 days
That doesn't look like herpes, nor are they boils.
Your risk for herpes is very, very low. Getting herpes from a protected encounter is about 1 in 10,000, and there is no risk from a hand job at all.
When you masturbated, or when she gave you the hand job, did you use any kind of lube? Lotion? Perhaps you have an allergic reaction to that. I'd be very surprised if this is herpes.