April 26, 2021 at 4:56 pm #73388
I have had HSV1 orally (conf by PCR swab from cold sore and IGG test) for many years. All IGG HSV2 tests in past were negative, no genital symptoms.
The last person I was with had HSV1 and HSV2, confirmed by IGG test as they had no symptoms. We probably fooled around maybe 5 times or so, and last chance of exposure was on Feb 15. This involved me touching his genitals, and him fingering me. I don’t believe our genitals ever touched, as we always had clothes on when we were cuddling or a bed sheet between us.
On March 21st I noticed some discomfort on my right leg close to the groin. I was wearing a bodysuit and just figured this was irritating me, even though this typically does not happen, and is not where the bodysuit was really touching. The next day I noticed that this area had what kind of looked like a scab. It was slightly tender, and went away within the week. I never noticed any blister there, or open weeping wound, as I am used to with my cold sores. I got a HSV NAT PCR swab done on this spot, which came back -ve. At the same time I noticed some tiny “wounds” on my right bum Cheek. They were also already scabbed and were in a vertical line, and went away a day later. Doctors told me both the groin scab and bum scabs looked like I had scratched myself.
Since then, I noticed a scab on my left groin (more so on the leg) on April 12. I scratched the scab off on April 13th and it was never painful. Doctors said this was likely an ingrown hair.
I also noticed about 5 red spots on my left groin April 16th. The area felt irritated, and in a few days the spots had diminished, never scabbing over. Some had hairs in them but not all. I have felt a burning or stinging or pinching feeling very often since March 21st.
My IGG test results were HSV1 49.5 HSV2 0.197 on March 18, and HSV1 45.8 HSV20.174 Apr 12.
Also, I was on valtrex for approx 3 weeks in March.
1. What are my chances that I got HSV2 from this person?
2. How reliable are my IGG?
April 26, 2021 at 5:04 pm #73389
Just to clarify the first question, I am wondering if maybe this guy could have passed HSV2 to me after touching himself and then fingering me? What if his penis brushed against my bum once accidentally? Would this increase the chances? We slept beside each other, sometimes he was in his boxers and I was in my underwear (full underwear), would this put me at risk? What about me being naked in his bed, but not touching him?
For the second question, I am concerned that the valtrex makes my PCR swab and IGG tests void. How accurate (percentage wise) do you think my tests were at 4 and 8 weeks? How long do I need to wait before I can trust my IGG test results?
I feel burning/pinching/irritation often (especially around where my groin is) but not sure if it is anything real or just me stressing about this. I also had laser hair removal done on Feb 18th, and maybe this made my skin more sensitive since then? Although I didn’t notice anything until after the first scab appeared on March 21. Also, my gyno looked inside my vagina but only the labial area and did not see any sores.
Thank you for your help! If I wrote too much or asked too many questions let me know so I can pay the next amount!
April 28, 2021 at 2:17 pm #73403
*** HSV2 IGG on April 12th was 0.174, was typo above.
I uploaded my pictures to my evisit account as well if that helps!
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