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May 20, 2022 at 5:36 pm #77454
I’m still uneasy about my test results and paid for additional follow up Qs.
The first HSV 2 test at immediate care came back positive(nurse did not have index value to share)-March 1st
The second one with an OBGYN came back equivocal 0.91-March 17
The 3rd one with the same OBGYN came back negative-April 6
All 3 HSV2 IGg tests.
The last time I had sex was on Feb 22nd and it was unprotected. Before that I had protected sex early July 2021, and before that unprotected sex August 2020.
Is the April 6th herpes test accurate? What’s the cause for 3 different results?
May 21, 2022 at 4:20 am #77457
I just realized that my follow up started a new thread.
Sharing some of the background information from the previous post in case that’s helpful.
I last had unprotected sex Feb 22, 2022. It started protected and then ended unprotected. 6 days later I had watery discharge and then I had a one day fever, which prompted me to go to the doctor. They recommended full blood work. Everything came back negative except for HSV2 igg and BV was indeterminate. Totally wasn’t expecting a positive result, I assumed I maybe had BV because I had sex when I was at the end of my period.
I went to a OBGYN 3/17 to confirm the result. It came back with an index value of 0.91. At first she reported positive on my lab chart, but then after questioning she told me I was equivocal (maybe she just made a final determination of positive because the other test was positive, even though I still don’t know the index value of the first test).
I called the OBGYN a couple weeks later expressing concern and she recommended to get another test early April which put me at 6 weeks post possible exposure. That test came back negative <0.90
I also retested for HIV for peace of mind 60 days after have sex in Feb and that was negative. I will go back in August.
May 28, 2022 at 8:22 am #77531Terri WarrenKeymaster
There is no point in getting tested again in August. If the IgG is going to pick up an infection, it will do so within 8-12 weeks. Do another one now if you wish, but I’m guessing it will be negative or equivocal now and then put it to rest. If you still have anxiety about this of want more confirmation, you could do the western blot but I think you are probably just fine. The test results are going in the wrong direction to suggest that you are truly positive.
May 29, 2022 at 4:54 am #77561
Can you clarify your last sentence? My obgyn said she thinks the final test I took was an accurate negative result.
June 5, 2022 at 1:26 pm #77615Terri WarrenKeymaster
The test results are going in the direction of a negative, not toward the positive. We don’t know the value of the first one, but we do know it was positive. Then an equivocal, then a negative. I think infection is unlikely in this situation
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