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Where did it come from??

So my girlfriend of a year+ recently found a bump on her vaginal lips and went to get tested, she came back positive for hiv1/2 but I am the only guy she has ever had vaginal sex with. She has had multiple oral partners one of which she believes may have had herpes.. me on the other hand I have penetrated one other female than here but received oral from multiple people as well so I don't believe I was the cause. Is there any chance she could have gotten genital herpes from giving oral to somebody or is it strictly from vagina sex?
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15249123 tn?1478652475
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You can only get hsv on the genitals from genital contact with the virus.
Her swab tested positive for both or was this a blood test? If so which blood test. Igm or igg? I need the numeric values if the positive testing was by blood.
This is all VERY important in trying to figure out what's going on.
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It was a blood test I'm not sure about the rest
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Also the only thing I've ever had close to symptoms started before I ever even had sex.. I've had severe cystic acne my whole life and after starting acutane it started to appear in my groin but it has been nearly a year since the last time I had any down there
15249123 tn?1478652475
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I need the information above before I can help you further.
Explain the acne on or around your genital area. What areas was it covering
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It was on my thigh next to my testicles. I believed it to be hidradenitis suppurativa although I was never diagnosed mostly out of embarrassment but they would begin as large red acne like bumps that would come to a whitehead and pop with blood and pus and they would come back in the same spot a while later. Left the skin area dry with blackheads and scarring
15249123 tn?1478652475
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Your right. Doesn't sound like herpes.
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That's reassuring. I am getting tested in the morning hoping for negative results.. would it be possible that my girlfriend has oral hsv1 and 2 and that the bump she found was unrelated. Or that I gave it to her genitaly with no symptoms of
My own
15249123 tn?1478652475
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I am not sold that your girlfriend has both. This is why I need the tests performed and the numeric results.if in fact she had blood tests performed.
15249123 tn?1478652475
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I saw it was by blood. Sorry about that. Now, she needs to get the results. Again igg or igm and numeric value of the positive tests.
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HSV 1 IgG, Type Spec 54.60 High index 0.00 - 0.90 01
Negative 1.09
Note: Negative indicates no antibodies detected to
HSV-1. Equivocal may suggest early infection. If
clinically appropriate, retest at later date. Positive
indicates antibodies detected to HSV-1.
HSV 2 IgG, Type Spec 2.34 High index 0.00 - 0.90 01
Negative 1.09
Note: Negative indicates no antibodies detected to
HSV-2. Equivocal may suggest early infection. If
clinically appropriate, retest at later date. Positive
indicates antibodies detected to HSV-2.
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thats what the results said..just copy pasted from pdf
15249123 tn?1478652475
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Ok. Now we are getting somewhere. Her hsv1 is very high and clearly positive. However, just like I thought her hsv2 is low and falls into the false positive range. The false positive range is anything lower than a 3.5
She has a very good chance this is a false positive. Cross over from hsv1 can and does happen. Being you're her only sexual partner for Intercourse also further supports a false positive. I would look into the western blot test from the University of Washington. That test will sort it out
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Ok looks like a complicated process but we will definitely do it. Are false positives common? What causes such low numbers
15249123 tn?1478652475
COMMUNITY LEADER
False low positives are common. Hsv2 tests are very sensitive and cross over for hsv1 antibodies is one thing that happens. Another is it picks up odd proteins. Think of the value number like a confidence number. The higher the number the more confident the test. The lower number means other saw something but not sure what.
3149845 tn?1506627771
Hi also, what Don is advising is almost certainly correct and the hsv2 is a false positive and the thing is her hsv1 is most likely oral not vaginal. One bump in the vaginal area does not suggest a herpes outbreak as most often there are clusters. Only a swab of an active sore would conclude its vaginal.
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Got my results today.. from what I understand I'm negative but these results are practically French to the layman. Any reason for concern here?

HSV 1 IgG, Type Spec
Non Reactive
Non Reactive
Negative
Negative
<0.91
Non Reactive 01 Non Reactive 01 Negative 01 Negative 01 0.00-0.90 index 01
HSV 2 IgG, Type Spec
Note: Negative indicates no antibodies detected to
HSV-1. Equivocal may suggest early infection.  If
clinically appropriate, retest at later date. Positive
indicates antibodies detected to HSV-1.
<0.91 0.00-0.90 index 01 Negative 1.09
Note: Negative indicates no antibodies detected to
HSV-2. Equivocal may suggest early infection.  If
clinically appropriate, retest at later date. Positive
indicates antibodies detected to HSV-2.
Negative
Equivocal 0.91 - 1.09
Positive        >1.09
<0.91
15249123 tn?1478652475
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I am assuming your hsv2 was also non-reactive. If so then you are hsv free
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Didn't say no reactive on either
15249123 tn?1478652475
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It says non reactive above for hsv1
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Huh weird it does on what I pasted here, but on the actual result it doesn't say non reactive for either.. maybe cause I did it on my phone
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HSV 1 IgG, Type Spec <0.91 0.00-0.90 index 01
Negative 1.09
Note: Negative indicates no antibodies detected to
HSV-1. Equivocal may suggest early infection. If
clinically appropriate, retest at later date. Positive
indicates antibodies detected to HSV-1.
HSV 2 IgG, Type Spec <0.91 0.00-0.90 index 01
Negative 1.09
Note: Negative indicates no antibodies detected to
HSV-2. Equivocal may suggest early infection. If
clinically appropriate, retest at later date. Positive
indicates antibodies detected to HSV-2.
15249123 tn?1478652475
COMMUNITY LEADER
Ok. So where are your actual results. Those are just the testing value scales.
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Thats all I got.. took a 10 panel std check at labcorp
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