I can best help you if you call and get the results of your blood test read to you. All I need are the numeric values - ie hsv1 igg 4.5 and hsv2 igg 3.2 or whatever they are.
did they test you for vaginal yeast this last appointment?
As soon as I got your comment I practically ran down to the hospital and got my results. They don't have the actual numbers but it says on one sheet that HSV 1 was isolated... but then it says I tested negative for both HSV 1 and HSV 2. I will most definitely go get another test from a more reliable doctor but do you know what 'HSV 1 was isolated' means?
I appreciate your help so much... Thanks!
was that the lesion culture that said hsv1 was isolated?
Yes, is was the lesion culture that said HSV 1 was isolated. If HSV 1 is associated with oral herpes and HSV 2 is associated with genital herpes (where I had sores) then how could I be infected with HSV 1? This whole thing is not making any sense to me whatsoever and it's beginning to become quite shady. Here is what the report says that was taken from my blood test:
HSV type 1, PCR .... NEGATIVE
1. DNA Extraction from sample
2. PCR with DNA
3.Confirmation on agarose gel electrophoresis
4. Analysis of Date
+HSV type 11, PCR ... NEGATIVE
The second report which was taken from the lesion culture says:
29Sep09 Herpes simplex virus 1 isolated.
So my blood test came back negative versus the sore which came back as positive (?).
Was 6 weeks too early to test?
You had a lesion culture that said hsv1+ so that means that you have hsv1 genitally. In the under 25 age group, it's the cause of about 70% of all newly acquired genital herpes infections actually. Hsv1 and hsv2 aren't exclusive to which infects where by no means. The herpes handbook goes into this all in more detail too for more reading - www.westoverheights.com. It's free to read online.
Even the best herpes blood tests still miss 1 out of every 10 hsv1 infections. Not real easy to know if your blood test was negative due to that it's a newly acquired infection or because of the issues with the blood tests for hsv1. Do you have a regular partner? If so do they recall having cold sores or have they been tested for herpes yet?
I had a regular partner but we ended up breaking up. I told him about it and he said he tested negative. Thanks for all the information.