Hello Terri, I recently tested positive for HSV 2, but negative for HSV 1. I have never engaged in anal, oral or vaginal sex, but have experienced a few hand jobs from a massage parlor. I thought that was considered safe sex. I should also mention that my test indicated extremely high levels of liver enzymes that they think is related to Epstein Barr. I’m just very confused by this test result as I thought I was practicing a safe sex activity. Any thoughts/advice?
What is the numeric value associated with your positive HSV 2 test, and is it an IgG or IgM test?
I would bet a whole lot of money it is a false positive as you have no risk.
I believe it was 11.8. I’m not sure which test, but since he said I was negative for HSV1 I just assumed it was an IGG based on what I started to read afterwards since I believe that is the test that can distinguish between the 2 types. Apparently my liver enzymes were so high that they wanted me to see a specialist later in the week. I saw the specialist and they gave me another blood test (just for the liver, not HSV2) and said that number went down but that it had been sky high on the first test and they think due to Epstein Barr. I saw an ID specialist a few days ago because I was upset about the HSV2 and she suggested I test again in a few weeks. Since I have not engaged in sexual intercourse I am quite confused as you can imagine.
I think you should obtain a herpes western blot. A positive HSV 2 result does not fit with your sexual history
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