I am a 35 year old male and I tested negative for HSV1 and HSV2 via Herpeselect just a few days shy of 12 weeks after receiving unprotected oral sex from a female friend. My results were:
IGG HSV1: .60
IGG HSV2: .08
I tested this time and at 5, 6.5 and 9.5 weeks (all neg - combo of Captia and Herpesselect - do not have #s for others) due to a red spot that I found on the glans of my penis about 2 weeks after this exposure. My Dr and several std clinic workers felt like it did not "look like" herpes and thought it was fungal. It did tingle/itch for one day but never again after I started using a anti-fungal cream. Never formed a blister, never crusted over and never hurt. It took about 3.5 weeks to resolve, which felt like a long time vs dr original expectation.
I also have tested neg for Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis as well. I have throughout had ongoing minor clear discharge. I also have had pelvic pain for last 2 months and my Urologist diagnosis was prostatitis and I am currently on antibiotics.
I am most concerned about HSV1. I was happy that I was negative, but concerned when I read some comments about high negatives meaning it was just a matter of time before antibodies had built up. I thought anything under .91 was ok.
Please help. Should I test again? Is a number that high a red flag?
Did we talk on the phone? I think maybe we did. Or else someone else with your exact situation. I would recommend a herpes western blot for you. That is a high negative, and because the ELISA test is not as good as detecting HSV 1 antibody as it is as detecting HSV 2 antibody, you are starting with a not great test.
I can order this for you or your doctor can get a kit from the University of Washington to do this test for you.
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