September 1, 2022 at 11:28 am #78630
28yr old male. June 6th I had a unprotected encounter with a women while on a business trip. Long story short within 24 hours of the unprotected sex I began to have slight throbbing pain and or tingling sensation on the tip of my penis. It was not accompanied by any cold or sickness but it lasted roughly 30 days, on and off.
When I returned to the states I requested full std panel including herpes IGG & IGM. 6 days after the encounter I took IGG and IGM tests, I was positive for hsv1 and negative for hsv2 on the IGG tests. The IGM both came back negative for hsv1 and hsv2. Fast forward to 12 weeks later I have had 5 total IGGs and IGM tests for herpes and all came back negative accost hsv1, which was also positive 6 days after the encounter. I randomly get slight throbbing feeling on penis head but really only after masterbation. I never developed any lesions or sores in or around my genitals… My question is, could hsv1 IGG become positive within 6 days of the encounter and IGM show negative result? Also do these symptoms sound like herpes? I also know the women tested positive for some form of bacterial infection, maybe a yeast infection or something along those lines. So I wonder if it may be that.
I’ve taken roughly 5 total IGG tests and I am officially negative for hsv2 after 12 weeks. I have been with many women who have tested positive for hsv1 oral but never received any oral sex from
Them… I feel as if my hsv1 positive IGG is a past infection and not from this encounter. What do you think? Thank you
September 3, 2022 at 7:59 am #78658Terri WarrenKeymaster
What is the index value of your HSV 1 IgG test?
The IgM test is worthless and should never have been ordered at all.
September 3, 2022 at 1:06 pm #78674
It was never given, can IGG go positive within 5-6 days? Why is IGM worthless for testing immediate infection?
September 3, 2022 at 1:13 pm #78675
Also do my symptoms sound like herpes? I had throbbing and or tingling sensation on my penis head or more specifically my pee hole it last 30 days on and off. I was highly stressed during this time and never developed any leisons or sores.
September 5, 2022 at 7:08 pm #78690Terri WarrenKeymaster
The IgM test cannot distinguish HSV 1 from HSV 2, and cannot accurately distinguish herpes simplex viruses from other herpes viruses. The CDC says never to use it.
The IgG and IgM antibodies come up at the same time with herpes, unlike other viruses where IgM is useful.
I don’t believe that you would be positive for HSV 1 6 days after infection – that is a very short time indeed. I suspect you’ve had longer standing infection with HSV 1 and didn’t know it. About half the population has HSV 1 so not unexpected.
Your symptoms don’t sound herpetic to me.
- This reply was modified 3 weeks, 6 days ago by Terri Warren.
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