January 15, 2020 at 2:54 pm #68776
I have genital HSV1 for a little over a year now with minimal and mild OBs. I recently had unprotected vaginal and oral sex with someone who claimed he had oral HSV1 only, when questioned. Two days later, I experienced an OB which has now lasted for two weeks. Ten days after exposure, I had a IgG and IgM done. IgG came back pos for HSV1 and negative for 2. IgM was negative for both. My OB has lasted for 3 weeks now. I also developed a cold sore in my mouth.
How likely is it that I acquired HSV2, orally and/or genitally? Does the negative IgM for hsv2 mean anything?
I would like to get another IgG test done ASAP. Can I do it at 4 weeks after exposure?
How likely is it to get HSV2 after having hsv1? This OB is similar in feeling to my first HSV1 OB. Is it bc now I have hsv2? Or can OBs after intercourse can be really bad depending on friction?
Is there a delay in seroconversion to hsv2 after having hsv1?
I can’t believe this! Two encounters in a 16 month time period!! How does this happen!!
January 15, 2020 at 5:25 pm #68777
Also, wanted to clarify that he did an IgG and IgM test after my OB and the IgG came back pos at 1.15.
January 17, 2020 at 7:13 am #68789
His recent ELISA IgG came back positive at 1.8.
January 17, 2020 at 10:18 am #68790
Does the low IgG of 1.88 indicate and old or new infection?
January 17, 2020 at 2:13 pm #68791
Sorry for the multiple posts. The inside of my mouth is burning and slightly blistering as well. I did perform oral sex on him. Could I have contracted both oral and genital HSV2. I already have oral and genital hsv1.
January 17, 2020 at 2:13 pm #68792
Sorry for the multiple posts. The inside of my mouth is burning and slightly blistering as well. I did perform oral sex on him. Could I have contracted both oral and genital HSV2? I already have oral and genital hsv1.
January 22, 2020 at 11:22 am #68845
Follow-up: blood IgG test after 4 weeks came back negative for hsv2. Again, I read there is a delay in seroconversion with hsv1 onboard. Planning on testing again in 4 weeks. What are your thoughts now that I have this most recent result?
January 24, 2020 at 6:17 pm #68901
From your initial post, it sounded to me like you had a recurrence of your genital HSV one. I’m not sure why you don’t think that that is what is going on. Negative test at four weeks is hopeful but as you know, not final. When you report his test results, are those for HSV-2 or HSV one? It is true that having HSV one Delays seroconversion to HSV-2 but only by week or two. If his results are for HSV-2, he either has a new infection, or it is a false positive or he could have a HSV-2 as an established infection but simply have a low index value. He also needs a confirmatory test if this is a result for HSV-2. You can certainly do another antibody test at eight weeks and see if it’s going higher and that might be useful. I usually recommend testing a final time at 12 weeks for greater certainty. If you develop any other lesions, please go in right away and have them swab tested
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