April 3, 2020 at 2:57 pm #69791
Hello, I’ve had some grey areas and was hoping that you could give me some assistance
Towards the very end December 2020 I went to my primary care for my physical and they asked if I would like to do std screening as well I went ahead and did the screening for all stds through blood test.
My Hsv-2 test came back equivocal
Hsv-1 range <0.90
Hsv-2 range 1.05
I was then told by my primary care that I should retest towards the end of the month. Sometime in January 2020 I redid the test and my results came back positive
Hsv-2 range 1.17
I was so unsure about those results because I’ve only had one partner for a year I let them know that they should get test for hsv 1 and 2 and they were negative for both range (0.90). So I decided to go to my gynecologist to see if she could test me I’ve had 2 additional test (igg) test.In the beginning of February 2020 my range went up to (1.27) through a different lab then i decided to test again towards the end of February and received a range of (1.18).
Prior to this I’ve always gotten tested yearly through my papsmears and I’ve also always done blood test.I’ve never came back positive for hsv-1 or 2. I did have a previous partner in December of 2018 but I have been tested 3 times since that partner. I’ve also been tested since I’ve been with my current partner
Hsv2 range 0.09
Hsv2 range 0.38
Hsv2 range 0.26
My last test prior to this equivocal test was June 2020 and it was negative.I never had any symptoms I’ve always decided to do a blood test just to safe, I was never told by any of my physicians that if I’ve never had symptoms of hsv then I should not get tested especially through a blood test.
1.I was told that because my results were equivocal and then turned positive it must be a new infection.However, I’ve only been with the same partner for a year and he has tested negative is it possible for him to have transferred the infection to me even though he snegativ
April 3, 2020 at 3:04 pm #69792
Counting my previous questions I guess I wanted to know if there is a way that my antibodies might’ve shown up before his if I was infected by him ?
2. I was told that it takes antibodies some time to form so I could’ve gotten it from my last partner however. It has been longer than 6 months since I’ve been tested after my previous partner. Would it take antibodies almost a year to show up ?
3.I was also told that your first outbreak is usually the worst and I still don’t have any symptoms. Would this be because I’m asymptotic?
April 9, 2020 at 4:49 pm #69827Terri WarrenKeymaster
You are just BARELY positive and statistically, this is very likely to be a false-positive result. If I had to guess, I would say this is a false positive, but the CDC recommends that you get a good confirmatory result to find out if you are infected or not. This is even more likely to be a false positive since your only recent partner is negative! The best is the herpes western blot from the University of Washington. You can work with your own provider to obtain this or you can work with me.
I think you are asymptomatic because you probably aren’t infected. Follow the CDC recommendations and get the blot – it will clear things up for you greatly.
May 3, 2020 at 3:11 pm #70132
One of these test were from labcorp and my supplemental test did come back abnormal/positive. Does this lower my chances of being false positive?
May 13, 2020 at 3:23 pm #70185Terri WarrenKeymaster
No, it does not. I’ve had three people who tested positive on the LabCorp supplemental test and negative on the western blot in the past week. I’ve lost confidence in the supplemental test.
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