May 13, 2015 at 3:29 am #6684FrankParticipant
I would like to post my recent test results for Herpes 1 and 2 for your interpretation.
About 4-5 weeks ago I noticed 1 small pimple/sore on my penis. It wasn’t very uncomfortable and it healed within 3-4 days. I didn’t think anything of it. During that time I had vaginal and oral sex.
Then after about 3 weeks I got another much larger and much more uncomfortable series of blisters and sores in the approximate area of the first. They have taken a long time to heal.
That convinced me to get tested.
I am not 100% certain on the numbers. I do realize that I could have had this for a long time and not have any symptoms.
Do you think I have had HSV1 for a while and how long do you think I should wait to get retested?
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HSV 2 IgG, Type Spec163155 <0.91 0.00-0.90 index
HSV 1 IgG, Type Spec164903 5.81 0.00-0.90 index
May 13, 2015 at 2:28 pm #6685Terri WarrenKeymaster
There could be a couple of things going on here. One is that you have genital HSV 1 and this is what you saw on your penis. The other is that you could have just recently acquired HSV 2 new infection – there has not been enough time for you to make antibody. In order to know if that is a possibility, I would need to know about your sexual contacts in the days and weeks before the first “pimple” showed up and in the days and weeks before the most recent group of blisters. If the first symptom was herpes, then there is a decent chance that people that you had sex with in between have been exposed and some may have been infected. If you get any more blisters, please skip doing another blood test and get the blisters swab tested right away. If you don’t get any more, I would recommend retesting with the IgG type specific test in 3-4 months from now to see if antibody to HSV 2 shows up.
May 19, 2015 at 6:15 am #6796FrankParticipant
Sorry it took so long to get back with you. I had sex throughout the first week of Febuary, four or five times and March 27-April 4 about four or five times and I noticed the single pimple on April 4 or 5. I have not had sex since then.
Thank you very much for what you do here.
May 19, 2015 at 3:57 pm #6805Terri WarrenKeymaster
So to cover the possibility that you acquire something at the April 4th date (we always defer to the most recent possible infection date for greatest accuracy), you should do a final test August 4th. If you have sex in between now and then with someone is not known to be uninfected, then the clock starts all over again at that encounter.
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