April 24, 2018 at 8:23 pm #24148
On February 27th I had unprotected oral and vaginal sex with a woman who had no obvious symptoms. Roughly two weeks later headache that I have never experienced in life before. Inner thigh bump that was painful but appeared to have a hair inside. I started to have what I felt like were lymph node pulsing all over my body from March 15th thru the 30th. At that time I had already been tested and it was negative and wanted to meet my partner again for some fun and she kept avoiding. She eventually told me on March 31st that her EX boyfriend had recently called her and told her he was HSV2 positive. I immediately got another test and she tested as well on April 2nd. I was negative and she was 3.14 positive.
My exposure was just that one time and since then I had weird pains throughout the body and one pimple on the penile shaft that was not painful and didn’t heal In the way I read on posts and was filled with a puss like substance. See below for my testing dates What are your suggestions?
3/16 – full panel negative (16 days)
4/2 – full panel negative (34 days)
4/16 – full panel negative (48 days)
*full panels did not include trich which oddly enough my other partner did get diagnosed with. I took Flagyl for that and now just have tingles around but may be due to stress and worry.
How Accurate are the IGG Tests?
What are your general thoughts of the symptoms and exposure?
Suggestions moving forward?
April 30, 2018 at 9:43 am #24215
A single unprotected encounter is actually very low risk especially female to male transmission. The IgG test, when you wait 12 weeks to be tested, pick up 92% of HSV 2 infections compared to the gold standard western blot. Your symptoms are very vague and without lesions, I seriously doubt that this is herpes. Also, her result is in the low positive range and the CDC recommends confirmatory testing for individuals who test in this range.
If you continue to have sex with her I would recommend that she be on daily antiviral therapy and you use condoms and of course her result should be confirmed with the second test, preferably western blot.
May 6, 2018 at 10:10 am #24289
Thanks. As a quick follow up, I do not plan to be with her anymore.
I also did another herpeselect test because I have some random pimples and “sores” that come and go within a day.
April 25th – 57 days (8 weeks)
Hsv1 – .1
Hsv2 – .2
Any thoughts? I know everyone talks about lesions but can HSV present as pimples or rash or something on the penile shaft?
May 6, 2018 at 7:23 pm #24331
Your results are firmly negative. Herpes lesions look different than pimples – pimples have pus in them and herpes lesions don’t.
May 11, 2018 at 5:13 am #24412
I appreciate your response. Last follow up.
You state that I am firmly negative but in many of your posts I see that you recommend 12 weeks for over conclusive testing. My last was only at 8 weeks. I don’t know definitely what lesions look like as I said I did/do have Random reappearing small sores on the shaft.
At this point I’m coming up on 12 weeks. Should I retest? Or is the 8 weeks sufficient in your research and knowledge of the infection?
May 13, 2018 at 1:04 pm #24462
Your results were firmly negative at 8 weeks but yes, we do recommend a final test at 12 weeks. There is probably an 80% chance your results will stay negative. If you have a sore that is lasting more than one day, please have it swab tested.
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