pls can someone answer If u have any information
A urine test for HSV? Never heard of it and certainly not the way to diagnose.
You need an IgG test type specific for HSV1 and HSV2. Only this test has credibility(apart from a swab of lesions).
What you say about PCR is correct. It could detect one particle of the virus in the Hudson. Big problem though, the virus does not live in blood.
Antibodies to the virus do however get transported in blood, this is what the IgG test does.Antibodies are there all the time, even without observable symptoms.
Hence the PCR test is not similar to IgG, there is no comparison. It is simply the wrong test and the results tell you nothing.
EBV cannot impact a HSV IgG test.
You need the IgG test, all others are to be disregarded.
I will go back and ask the dr for the igg test . I have no idea why he told me that having ebv can affect the igg result giving false positive ! just one more question . so If that one spot I got 4 years ago was the in fact the first outbreak and I do have hsv2 does this mean I may get more severe symptoms at anytime ? I heard that usually the first outbreak is the worst or is that no always the case ?
and thanks a lot again for ur help
The first outbreak is the worst by far for most people, unless they suffer a severe immune system issue subsequently. If you have HSV2, then you can pretty much expect your experience to continue as it is.