October 10, 2021 at 1:13 pm #75160
So I engaged in unprotected oral and vaginal sex Sept. 5. I had no symptoms but knew I needed to get tested considering I didn’t use a condom. I got my blood drawn/tested Sep.18 just based on the circumstances. (I must note I have no history of stds or anything.)
For some reason all my results came back within days, but the doctor overlooked the herpes diagnosis. He called me just a few days ago on Oct. 7 and informed me I had herpes.
HSV 1 >62.20
HSV 2 7.08.
(I was tested through my doctor, not sure what lab they use.)
I am 25 y/o female and have never had a cold sore in my life. My mother, sister and father all have numerous times. So the HSV 1 isn’t surprising.
Naturally such high numbers have me shocked as I have never had symptoms, and he informed me it could just be asymptomatic. So I just have accepted it as my diagnosis BUT it just doesn’t seem right.
I ordered a western blot but can’t do it until the full 12 weeks (Dec 5).
Now I’m checking myself every second sure I’m having symptoms because how could I not. I’ve felt tingling in my vagina since I got the diagnosis but don’t know if I’m overreacting or if it’s a OB forming, because with those numbers I feel like I have something.
I’m trying so hard to not be in denial because I would hate to pump myself up and the WB comes back positive but it just feels weird.
My question is should I do the WB or are the numbers just too high and I should accept my fate?
Could the high HSV 1 number be impacting the HSV 2 number?
Also, did I test too soon? Should I do another IGG? I could really use your expertise/advice on this.
October 10, 2021 at 1:19 pm #75161
Also my last sexual encounter was 5 years prior. I don’t recall having any diagnosis then.
October 13, 2021 at 9:22 am #75177madsmith1219Participant
Hi there just wanted to jump onto this and let you know –
I had a very similar experience (minus being HSV-1 positive) and an IGG test of 8.15 for HSV2 – got tested after an unprotected sexual encounter.
Waited for 12 weeks totally freaking out and feeling tingling and checking myself also.
I was negative on the blot
October 15, 2021 at 2:05 pm #75209
Also, how do I get the WB done through AnyLab or would I have to ask my doctor?
October 15, 2021 at 2:18 pm #75216Terri WarrenKeymaster
You need to work with a clinician to get this test – not something you can order on your own. We do use anylabtestnow for the required blood draw though. You can work with your doctor or you can work with me, but you’ll need a kit from the University of Washington to get it going.
It is unlikely that you would be negative on the blot, but as the poster above indicated, we have some high IgG positives lately that are not confirming on the blot. This is a life long situation – I think you should think seriously about getting the blot so you know exactly where you stand on terms of HSV 2.
October 15, 2021 at 2:24 pm #75219
How do I work with you? I already have the WB kit but have to wait until Dec. 5 to take it. (I ordered it before I knew I had to wait 12 weeks) Should I reach back out then or can I connect with you now?
I know you’re saying it’s unlikely to test negative, but I’ve never had any symptom of Hsv 1 or 2. How could I just sit here with nothing? Is that possible?
October 15, 2021 at 2:25 pm #75220
The HSV1 doesn’t really bother me mentally, it’s hsv2 that has been a blow that seems unreal.
October 16, 2021 at 6:57 am #75230Terri WarrenKeymaster
I understand that this lab test was a real surprise for you, but let’s be sure of it’s accuracy with the blot. Just follow the link on this website to set up an appointment with me and we can do it soon or you can wait until closer to the date when you are going to get the test. I will tell you that I recently had someone test at 8.+ on the IgG test and negative on the blot so there is hope. In the meanwhile, do some reading about herpes. The Herpes Handbook on this site is free. Try to avoid wacko websites as you can go down a bad rabbit hole while you are waiting. If you get any symptoms between now the western blot time, have them checked out and swab tested. We’ll sort this out.
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