March 7, 2020 at 10:07 am #69522
Hi I decided to get tested for all STD’s Jan 10th 2020, everything came back negative but HSV 2
HSV 2 IGG w Rflx – 1.14
HSv 2 Supplemental – Negative
I was told once by the person the phone the supplemental should be re assuring but then also told by another at the same company that this could be a new infection.
I tested again March 6th and now the IGG came back 1.47 positive
I have always checked and been cautious for bumps lesions etc but never had any
I always used a condom during sex just not for oral sex, but now will stop all together until further testing.
To be honest I really do consider myself a high risk individual, BUT the research I am doing is showing that anything below 3.5 should be followed up by another exam but every clinic I go to insist on just using the same Quest Lab. Please help me out my life is really on hold at the moment.
March 8, 2020 at 11:15 am #69526
According to the CDC, you need a confirmatory test because your index value falls between 1.1 and 3.5. And the best confirmatory test is the herpes western blot. You should do that when you’ve not had sex in 12 weeks for the greatest accuracy. I can help you with that or you can work with our own provider, but this is the gold standard antibody test for herpes, for sure.
March 8, 2020 at 9:23 pm #69531
i scheduled a video conference with you for tuesday,
but i would like to take one soon as possible because I don’t know when i could of contracted this
I have stopped having sex and will take another exam again in a few months.
Its because i really need the piece of mind.
I read a lot and what does the negative supplemental exam mean if anything?
what do you think are my chances ?
and I am available all day Monday if we can schedule a video conference for then
March 15, 2020 at 2:41 pm #69570
I believe we’ve talked now, correct?
March 17, 2020 at 7:24 am #69609
yes we talked and I got the western blood in the mail
I just haven’t took the exam because on the corona virus going around.
Is there a way I should store this package until I use it ?
A hospital next to me just said about 200 nurses could have been exposed so would wait like a month
March 24, 2020 at 11:34 am #69647
It doesn’t need special storage right now. Just keep an eye on the expiration date on the yellow top tube and get drawn before then, if you can.
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