April 25, 2020 at 12:53 pm #70014
Questions on Lab Results:
Went into doctors office September 2019 asking for my annual STD exam which I do every year. I pointed out that I wanted HSV 1 and HSV 2 testing, for no reason, literally just wanted one, not being aware that CDC does not recommend routine testing. But in an uneducated spring of action I got it done without my primary suggesting I get one and now I am here..
September 04, 2019 Results: IGG HSV1 -negative HSV2-Equivocal 1.09
October 04,2019 Results: IGG HSV2 – Equivocal .97 with Supplemental Reflex Positive
November 04, 2019 Results: IGG HSV2 -Negative
What doctor’s said:
Primary Care: I think you have it (so so confidence)
Urologist 1: Low numbers Idk may have it, don’t worry about it (so so confidence)
Infectious disease specialist 1: This is false positive (very confidently said)
Infectious disease specialist 2: This is false positive (very confidently said)
Infectious disease specialist 3: Idk numbers are borderline, could very well be false positive (so so confidence)
Urologist 2: You don’t have it (very confidently said)
Do you think I have it? What should I do?
- This topic was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by Lifegood2244. Reason: Place actual question
April 29, 2020 at 3:20 pm #70069
I think you just don’t know. If you were my patient and wanted to know if you had HSV 2, I would order you the herpes western blot. The IgG test misses 8% of HSV 2 infections, compared to the gold standard western blot
None of the responses above are necessarily accurate. I’m surprised not one of them recommended the blot. The CDC does!
- This reply was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by Terri Warren.
April 29, 2020 at 5:24 pm #70092
Sorry Terri, I am a bit confused you are referencing to HSV1 but I am talking about HSV2.
Are you saying I should get a Western Blot for HSV-2?
April 30, 2020 at 9:00 am #70102
Yes, sorry, that was an error. I’m not saying it is necessary, I’m just saying that if you want the clearest answer re: HSV 2, the western blot would give that to you. I’ve only had one person who had an equivocal IgG test positive on the western blot in my practice.
April 30, 2020 at 11:27 am #70110
So from your professional experience, besides taking this test for a clearer mind, would you consider me negative? I’ve read a few threads on this very helpful website and you do share your opinion on overall status. I know, as a healthcare provider myself, that professional experience does go a long way over textbook knowledge. So your opinion would be very much appreciated.
May 13, 2020 at 9:15 am #70160
My OPINION is that you are negative for HSV 2.
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