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HIV positive

Hello, this morning i opened my test results online and it said that i was positive for Genital herpes...I'm still stunned as I write this. I am a 50 year man and never had any STD in my life. I have been with one women for years but before her i had sex three times with a women who i knew had herpes. We were condoms each time. I actually worn two condoms each time and that was almost five years ago. my test results came back as HSV 2 AB SPECIFIC IGG >5.00 which would indicate that i have a (very?)high count. I have never had any blisters or sores. I have, however had like a rash, which presented as how an arm would look if you forgot to lotion like ashiness...if thats a word. But no blisters or sores. I just trying to gather info and process my new reality. the 5.00 seemed rather high. Don't know if i even have a question. thanks for listening.
Is the igg test the same as the herpeSelect?
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675718 tn?1530033033
some have problems like symptoms i get them every four years you may be lucky and not get any :)
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101028 tn?1419603004
so nothing about this has anything to do with hiv?

there are many different igg blood tests. most of them are accurate when results are over the 5 range.

has your partner been tested yet to know her own status?

were you ever tested for herpes prior to this?

grace
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sorry Grace, this should be in the herpes forum. I was so in a daze that i didn't realize where i posted.
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101028 tn?1419603004
it is in the herpes forum, just you titled  it hiv so I wanted to be sure that we were all on the same page with all of this.

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101028 tn?1419603004
you've paid to post on the herpes expert forum so continue to follow up there and get your money's worth.

I also removed your duplicate post on this forum too. if you haven't read the read before posting post on this forum yet, please do so. thanks!
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ok, thanks. I think i just did it again before i read your reply. If you could delete that post as well as I just followed your advise and reply to the paid responder.

thanks
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