December 12, 2020 at 11:52 am #72052
Is it possible to contract genital herpes and not have your first outbreak until several months later?
December 12, 2020 at 12:08 pm #72053
Maybe I should provide a little background. I’ve been sleeping with my partner for at least six months and recently experienced symptoms of genital herpes. My test came back positive and his came back negative. I did not have sex with anybody else during this time. I’m trying to understand why I started having symptoms when I did.
December 22, 2020 at 8:37 am #72098
Yes, it is very possible to be infected for a while and only later recognize an outbreak.
Were you diagnosed with a swab test, antibody tests?
December 24, 2020 at 12:20 pm #72142
Thank you so much for the response! It’s been difficult to find good information and feedback on this topic. I had igg tests done. I went in while showing symptoms but due to Covid-19, they were short on swab kits.
My results were as follows:
Herpes Simplex Antibody HSV1 and/or 2 Abs, IgM 1.32 (IV)
HSV Type 1/2 Combined Ab IgG 20.70 (IV)
HSV 1 Glycoprotein G Ab, IgG 6.97 (Abn: H)
HSV 2 Glycoprotein G Antibody, IgG .50 (IV)
My doctor did not review the results in detail with me and I’m wondering what the chances are of me having GHSV1. Would you suggest getting tested again soon to see if my results are higher for the HSV2 antibody?
December 30, 2020 at 11:07 am #72174
When you say that your results for herpes came back positive, in your first post, was it not typed? Was it a swab test or a blood antibody test or both? And when you say “his came back negative”, what exactly came back negative?
You clearly have HSV 1 infection – have you ever had a cold sore on your lip or in your nose? If yes, then that’s why your HSV 1 is positive.
January 4, 2021 at 5:35 am #72210
My results were first shared with me over the phone by a doctor’s assistant. I was told I have both HSV1 and HSV2. I asked for my results to be mailed to me so I could review them in detail and share the results with my partner. The results that were mailed to me were detailed with antibody test results, which I shared in a previous post. My partner’s results were not detailed like mine were, they read Herpes: Negative. That’s it. My partner has not shown symptoms of HSV1 or HSV2, so I don’t think a swab test was done, just blood tests with very little detail given in the results.
The HSV1 diagnosis was not a big surprise to me, as I can recall having cold sores as an adolescent. The HSV2 diagnosis was unexpected and devastating. I began showing symptoms in late Aug/early Sept. and when my doctor examined me, she was pretty sure it was genital herpes. No swab was done, only blood tests.
Do you think it would be beneficial to be tested again in the future to see if the antibody reaction to HSV2 has changed? Or would you conclude that I do have genital herpes?
January 7, 2021 at 12:56 pm #72246
OK, I am completely confused. the test results that you posted were negative for HSV 2. If the posting incorrect? has a blood test been done since right after you had lesions present? And were you having sex with someone else at that time? And the lesions were in August? If not, you should have another antibody test done now.
- This reply was modified 2 weeks, 4 days ago by Terri Warren.
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