April 13, 2021 at 9:11 am #73260ct2468Participant
So I got a random STD test on 2/8/21 just because I had no outbreaks or bumps, pain, burning, or anything. Everything came back negative except my HSV1 which was 1.16 igg positive and my HSV2 which was 1.05 equivocal and they were done by lapcorp. The Doctor told me immediately I had herpes and I was confused because I never had any outbreaks lesions or bumps. Also the supplemental test came back Positive even though my numbers were equivocal.
I got a second opinion from another doctor on 2/10/21 and they told me my results were HSV1 1.16 igg positive and HSV2 1.01 equivocal. The supplemental test came back positive even though my numbers were equivocal this doctor told they dont know if I have it and that I need another test. I felt a little better but still confused because I never had any symptoms. The girl I was with got tested as well on 2/10/21 here results came back negative for HSV1/2 and we have been together for 11 months and prior to her I got checked and I was negative for HSV1/2 as well.
The doctor told me to retest at a later date which I am thinking about doing but I keep seeing these equivocal stories about if you tested equivocal and never experienced any symptoms or Outbreaks it is most likely negative. Also I saw that a protein can set off the blood test I have switched my Whey Protein brand because I do work out a lot could that be it?
1. Are equivocal test bad and do I need to tell anyone and should I retest?
2. Is possible that this is a negative and I shouldn’t worry about it?
3. If you Equivocal IGG numbers twice and had positive supplemental test does that mean I have HSV2?
4. Have you seen someone have equivocal IGG numbers as low as mine and have a positive supplemental test and get retested and it comes back negative?
April 26, 2021 at 11:29 am #73340Terri WarrenKeymaster
I don’t see any reason to test later – the person who told you that is not really considering the timing of your relationship.
I have had only one person in 35 years who tested in the equivocal range and subsequently tested positive on the western blot for HSV 2. I’m less clear about your low positive HSV 1
It is certainly possible that this is a negative and you shouldn’t worry about it
I have no confidence in the supplemental test. is it incorrect every time? Probably not
I have seen people test negative on the blot even with a positive supplemental test, correct.
April 26, 2021 at 5:47 pm #73391ct2468Participant
The last time I unprotected intercourse in January 29th with the same girl ive been with since May 2020 and after she got her results in February 2/10/21 and hers saying negative we held off to have unprotected sex until I got tested again. So I got my new results on 4/15/21 I tested negative for HSV-2 IGG and I tested .99 IGG for HSV1. I waited at least two and half months to get re-tested again and I never had any lession or bumps or outbreaks, and neither has she and we have been seeing each other since May 2020 so almost a year. So with those results I think its safe to say I don’t have it because I definitely would have seen an increase in both numbers and the fact that they both went down and not converting to positive and me waiting a couple months I think I am ok and that I am overthinking it.
I know as far as HSV2 I am negative I was wondering about the HSV1 going from 1.16 IGG Positive on 2/10/21 and then to .99 Equivocal on 4/15/21 I guess since it went down by so much I probably dont have it and shouldn’t worry about since I never in my entire life had any symptoms or outbreaks either this whole experience has just been a stressful one and full of anxiety. But waiting at least two and a half months to get retested and seeing those results from 4/15/21 should I be worried at all?
May 7, 2021 at 2:39 pm #73452Terri WarrenKeymaster
I think it is extremely unlikely that you have HSV 2. Can I be 100% certain you don’t have HSV 2? No, because I have had one person in 35 years who tested in the equivocal range and tested positive by western blot. Your partner is negative, you have no symptoms. I can’t promise but I think it is highly unlikely that you are truly positive for HSV 2.
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