April 23, 2021 at 11:38 am #73316Pleasebneg2021Participant
I hear you are best person to talk about this. Long story
Recently Diagnosed Confused
I went in for testing 12/04/20 I had been diagnosed prior to that visit with the HSV 1 (oral) and have been negative for HSV-2 since I have been sexually active.
My values on 12/04/20
Hsv1 55.6 positive
Hsv2 .92 equivocal
I freaked out at the HSV-2 equivocal diagnosis because I had no signs of a outbreak anywhere
My doctor immediately re-tested me for Hsv2
My values on 12/6/20
HSV2–<.90 negative igg
I was so excited and happy that result gave me a temporary piece of mind.
I have not been sexually active since October 2020. I recently started dating someone who is in the Marines and they have a little rank so didn’t want to put them at risk.
Flash forward to 4/18/2021
Me and the young lady made a connection of the sexual nature (we did not act on urges)
We both decided that it was best for us to get checked for STDs and we will share our results with each other and decide from there.
I go to my doctor on 4/19 to a complete STD panel (reminding you that I was not sexually active since October 2020)
Results 4/21/21 quest herpeselect iGg
I feel completely empty due to the fact that I had tested equivocal and the negative and now positive. I do not know what to do. My doctor took another blood sample and is running another type test which is similar to the western blot (she stated that is equivalent to the the gold standard. She is also running a tiger/titer (I’m not sure of what that is) She also swabbed Random spots of my genitals to see if I had any active scabs/sores (I had a few ingrowns that were open scabs from shaving).
4/23 swab test came back negative for both hsv1/2.
Still waiting on results will find out soon. In the meantime should just go ahead and order the western blot just to be safe or just wait. I have lost 11 pounds over 5 days and I super stressed.
April 26, 2021 at 1:15 pm #73382Terri WarrenKeymaster
Your doctor is mistaken. There is no test equal to the western blot. And I’ll go to the mat standing by that statement.
I suspect you are negative but could use the western blot for greater clarity. So many people bounce around the negative – low positive – equivocal range and the majority test negative on the blot
May 2, 2021 at 10:23 am #73419Pleasebneg2021Participant
Just wanted to add that I am 27 y/o female and I have not been sexually active in 7/8 months no noticeable outbreaks or symptoms.
The first retest came out 1.15 hsv 2 and negative for an active infection on the supplemental test.
(Igm titer negative)
hsv1 54.14 (Numbers are usually in a 58/59 range
Done by Quest and Herpselect
Reading over some other peoples experiences I decided to go on base and complete another full exam.
Another test at a different lab (Veterans Hospital) come back 1.26 hsv 2 negative for active infection on a supplemental test (.10 increase in 5 days after the original testing) negative for any active infections but low positive for BV my doctor is saying I need to accepts the results that I have it because the numbers increased (she is my military assign doctor the previous doctors are my civilian doctors and they do not agree with the diagnoses) .
But the HSV-1 41.12 (it has never been that low in 15 years of testing for Hsv1 it always is in mid to high 50s)
My western blot kit came in last Thursday. Not sure I want to send it off but I set up an appointment with my civilian doctor and she said that she would help you complete the kit and send it off.
My question to you is does the IgG get confused with the two different types of HSV‘s? Should I retest at a later time IgG and then send off western blot?
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