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Herpes IGG Test at 2 Weeks

Hi, I had a sexual encounter earlier in August, protected vaginal sex (man to woman) and unprotected oral sex (only woman performing oral on me). Also deep kissing was involved. Regret experience. I got a full panel std done at 17 days after the episode. The IGG herpes test was negative for both hsv 1 and hsv 2. I understand it is not 100% accurate, with about 50% who are positive most likely showing a positive result at 6 weeks. My question is, how accurate is it at 17 days or a little more than 2 weeks? IGG for HSV1 <.1 and IGG for HSV2 <.1 I do intend to test at 6 weeks.

I should also add that at about 20 days, I developed a sore throat with no fever. Doc does not think it is bacterial and he thinks it is viral. Could this be the body putting up a fight against a possible HSV1 and/or HSV2 primary infection? No visible signs of either HSV1 or HSV2 on mouth/genital area. I also sense tingling in spine.

Very worried. Not able to sleep much.
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Hi! I'm not sure how to answer your question but I can tell you I was diagnosed 3 years ago with hsv2. I started seeing my now husband and about a month after our first sexual contact I had a small bump come up, after a few days it went away so I thought it was only an ingrown hair. 6 months later in same location bump appeared again, this time it took longer to heal and went to doctor and was confirmed with swab hsv2. He also had a small bump appear. He claims it was his first time having an symptoms. I know for sure it was my first time but I also know you can have the virus for years before ever developing symptoms. My doctor didn't recommend a blood test because she said if you've ever had chicken pox it will show positive? I've been studying and reading books for 3 years and have never read that again but she's a dr so I trust her! I would stop worrying and live your every day life because 1. You had protected sex. 2. You had negative results. 3. You have no sores or symptoms. Do you know if this woman has herpes. Are you comfortable asking her? What makes you think you have herpes if you've had no symptoms or sores?
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We met at a club in vegas but now I believe she was a worker. I was visiting and no longer have her number. I did have protected sex but unprotected oral which was stupid and worries me greatly. Thanks for replying to me.
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Well I can tell you not to worry yourself sick over this. Just because she was a &quot;worker&quot; doesn&#39;t make her unclean. 1 out of 5 adults have genital herpes and 50-80 percent of people have oral herpes, so to tell you honestly, unless this was you very first sexual encounter, you have probably had sexual relations with someone who had oral herpes. It&#39;s very very common. Unless you get a sore or something of that nature, I wouldn&#39;t worry yourself sick!!
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Your exposure was a low risk event. Oral sex is pretty safe and getting hsv1 on the genitals from a single exposure when no cold sores are present is a long shot.
Your protected sex was safe and for all real world purposes protected you from all std's. Your symptoms of "flu like symptoms" were not the type of flu like symptoms that can a company a primary hsv outbreak. Plus the symptoms would have started 3-14 days later at the most. Twenty days is to long.
As far as testing is concerned. 8 weeks is a good indicator and 12 weeks is considered conclusive. Your testing is to soon. Now that being said I wouldn't even recommend testing in your case. Your odds from a single protected vaginal sex exposure is so incredibly low.
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Just an update. Today, at day 26 post exposure, I found a small white head (very small, looks like a pimple) on the underside of the tip of my penis. Can herpes ever appear as a single lesion during an initial outbreak?
15249123 tn?1478652475
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Yes but not 26 days later. Your past the primary outbreak time frame.
I doubt this to be hsv. Hsv1 primary outbreaks tend to be more severe and 3-10 days after exposure.
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