January 12, 2021 at 10:34 am #72335
Back story- I am a very paranoid person with STD and ended meeting someone who I kissed and he performed oral sex on me. I didnt not do anything to him and his boxers where on the whole time. After he told me he was HSV2 positive I ended it.
I got extremely paranoid after this and during my yearly exam I asked for a Full STD screen, making sure Herpes was included.( they never told me about false positives or how have mono or chicken pox as a kid can skew results)
HSV1 IGG Type Spec NEGATIVE
HSV2 IGG Type Spec Positive 2.83
HSV2 IGG Confirmation Negative/Negative
My doctor was no help and chaulked it up to a false positive and forget I took the test.( cant do that with my personality)
HSV1 IGG NEGATIVE
HSV2 IGG Positive 3.08
HSV2 Confirmation Positive/Negative
I am still super confused as to what my results are and if I have HSV2 or is it false positive knowing both are in the LOW POSITIVE range. I asked for them to do the Western Blot test and was told that test and outdated and I should the the HSV1/2 PCR test.
I guess I am at the point where I do not know what to do. Should I get the PCR Test or try and do the Western BLot?
Iv done alot of research in the last month and have never come across the PCR test. Also, I should add I never had any sores or lesions.
Thank you for your time
January 16, 2021 at 2:05 pm #72369Terri WarrenKeymaster
They might be thinking of the HIV western blot, not the herpes western blot. The PCR is used only with lesions. Have you ever in your life had intercourse with anyone? If yes, then this could be an old infection OR this is a false positive – all values are in the low positive range. Whoever told you that you should do a blood PCR is completely misinformed. Herpes is almost never in the blood. They are confused about culture vs. PCR – PCR is more sensitive. I feel bad that you’ve been given such poor information.
January 17, 2021 at 7:18 am #72378
Thank you for the Response.
Yes, I have had intercourse before. I only got the HSV2 test done because I freaked out about kissing and him performing oral sec on me. (he told me he was positive after the fact) I have never had a lesion or outbreak in my life or even after the encounter with someone who was positive ( that was in July 2020). What do you think I should do now? If I am truly positive I Want to know so I don’t pass it on to anyone. Should I get the Western Blot test?
January 17, 2021 at 7:32 am #72379
Forgot to add. I haven’t had sex since August 2019, and before my oral sex encounter this July 2020 (him to me) the last time was April 2019.
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