Hello just wanted to add my updates, I went ahead and got Western Bolt thru Terri and so happy with my results.
HSV1 (ORAL since childhood)
ANYONE OUT THERE WHO IS DOUBTING YOUR RESULTS, GET THE WESTERN BLOT.
Just wanted to give my update!
Ordered Western Blot thru Terri and received my results back
HSV1 POSITIVE (Oral since childhood)
So HAPPY but this affected me a lot emotionally and mentally. I hope that anyone who doubts their results gets a good confirmation which is the Western Bolt.
HSV-2 TYPE SPEC AB, IGG W/RFLX 11/16/2019 (#44466, Final, 11/14/2019 11:17am)
Negative IgG <0.9
This test checks for previous exposure to herpes type II. The test shows that you've not previously been exposed to Herpes type II.
I have been depressed ever since I got these results, can eat or anything. But what would you do in my situation?
Thank you so much for replying back, all tests where IgG including my husband's. So back in November it was IgG negative for HSV2, and before that all the way back always negative, also IgG tests. My husband is negative so it just can't be.
Okay first, take a big deep breath, and let it out slowly. I know this is alarming, but we'll get you through it.
First, you should know that anything below a 3.5 needs to be confirmed as it has a chance of being a false positive. The closer the number is to 3.5, the higher the chance of it being accurate, but it still needs to be confirmed. You can do this with a Western Blot test, which your doctor can order. I'll explain more on that below.
I guess I should have asked first if it's an IgM or IgG test? If it's an IgM it's worthless. It's wrong at least as often as it is right, and shouldn't be done on adults.
1. What are my chances of catching Herpes HSV2 from this waxing place?
None. As your doctor said, it doesn't live long on surfaces, so even if they had sterilized nothing, you wouldn't have gotten it. You'd be far more likely to get a staph infection or something.
2. If exposed how many days after would I show outbreak?
2-20 days, average of 4.
3. Is HSV2 only sexually transmitted?
4. How long can HSV2 live on objects?
This is hard to say - depends on the conditions, the object, etc., but in a salon environment? Not long. Too many people, too much exposure to air, too many other things floating around, too many chemicals.
5. She also used a towel,can it be transferred to that?
Think of the number of people who get waxed every day. We'd hear way more about this if waxing could transmit this.
Now, I don't want to give you false hope, but I'd like to see your test from November, and see your results this time. I'd like to make sure that it's not an IgM test. If it's an IgM test, it's worthless and all this will be for nothing.
Your doctor, if he's testing and treating STDs, needs to be familiar with the CDC Treatment Guidelines. These specifically mention that anything between a 1.10 and a 3.5 on the Herpes IgG needs to be confirmed -
The most commonly used test, HerpeSelect HSV-2 Elisa might be falsely positive at low index values (1.1–3.5) (334-336). Such low values should be confirmed with another test, such as Biokit or the Western blot (337).
Your doctor can order the test here - https://depts.washington.edu/herpes/pages/hsv_resources
Or you can go through Terri Warren on her site, but you'll have to self pay - https://westoverheights.com/getting-a-herpes-western-blot/
So keep breathing, and we'll figure it out, okay?