July 10, 2015 at 1:58 pm #8029
I will try to make this short.
January 26th I had an encounter where someone spit on my labia for lubrication. There was also a brief bit of oral sex for under 30 seconds.
In Feb I started getting diagnosed with a yeast infection that wouldn’t go away. I must have taken diflucan 4 times.
I was so stressed and worried over this I had a nervous breakdown and contracted shingles March 7th.
I tested for everything numerous times, all negative. By the 10th week exactly post exposure I took an igg herpes blood test. April 1st.
May 1st I got my results. HSV1 negative 0.77 and HSV2 negative 0.86.
I have never had a classical ob but I have had weird symptoms. Like discharge, and itching. Once a swollen labia lip after swimming in a pool. And 6 months of nonstop stress and discomfort. Plus pain with sex.
It is now July, should I retake test? Are those scores extremely high for a negative? I see everyone else with 0.2 or the highest 0.55.
This is killing me and ruining my life. Pleas help.
July 10, 2015 at 2:35 pm #8037
Tell me about the shingles – where on your body were they?
Yes, these are high negatives, both of them are. They could still truly be negative though, I have seen that for sure, but not too often.
When was the last time you had sex with anyone whose herpes status you absolutely don’t know for certain by testing?
July 10, 2015 at 2:40 pm #8038
The shingles were on my left thigh. I had two doctors confirm they were in fact shingles .
Should I be worried? Do you think I definitely need to be retested??
July 10, 2015 at 3:36 pm #8041
And did they confirm that they were shingles based on a swab test that recovered varicella zoster virus or by visual exam?
I would recommend the western blot for you. Yes, the shingles location concerns me some (genital herpes can show up anywhere waist to mid thigh and is frequently confused with shingles) and your negative values are pretty high. I think reassurance with a western blot would be a good idea.
July 10, 2015 at 4:52 pm #8045
It was just a visual diagnosis but multiple doctors confirmed this and reassured me.
Would I contract hsv2 from the oral sexual encounter I mentioned above?
July 10, 2015 at 4:55 pm #8048
No, I think if the only sexual contact you have ever had in your life was someone using saliva to lubricate for sexual activity, then there is almost zero chance that that would result in a herpes infection.
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