December 25, 2018 at 12:17 pm #28873
Hello first of like to thank you for all you
Do. I was exposed to hsv2 in mid October and I had us tested after I noticed a small bump that the dermatologist said was malluscum bump. I’ve always had hsv1 so my results came back negative for everything and high antibodies for hsv1 (which I expected) her results came back positive with hsv1 and 2. Hsv2 was high antibodies. After the dermatologist froze off the malluscum a few days later I noticed a burning sensation on the midline of median raphe. The midline below the shaft and few inches down from the malluscum bump. I got relief when I would stand up or walk or as I sleep. When I sit this will persist. I don’t feel any tingles or anything and I’ve tested 8 wks post exposure and got a negative result.
I know it’s still early yet but having hsv1 I read can slow down seroconversion for hsv2. Is this true?
Without antibodies wouldn’t one expect lesions and blisters or is hsv1 high antibodies of 30+ help In fighting off hsv2?
The past 2 months I’ve lost sleep and have been stressed and anxiety is through the roof. I would expect the blisters to come full force by now.
Could it be the anxiety and stress to give me this burning feeling, I urinate with no issues as the burning feeling is on the midline raphe on bottom of penis shaft just before base and scrotum. If it was hsv2 related I shouldn’t feel relief as I stand again it only bothers me as I sit. I plan to retest at 3 and 4 months. I was just wondering with no present antibodies after 8 wks wouldn’t you think I’d of seen blisters by now as much as I’ve been paranoid. Or is hsv1 antibodies helping to keep blisters away. I don’t feel tingles or nothing and I’d be a little more satisfied with the test results had I not felt the burning sensation a month after exposure. Even if this was from friction could it show up at a later date. I haven’t been sexual active sinse mid October. Not even on my mind these days until I’m certain.I appreciate yourinput doc and thanku
December 27, 2018 at 6:03 am #28912
I’ve tested negative 2 months out so far. They say the Elisa herpeselect is 99% accurate after 6 weeks. What’s your opinion on that. I’ve read of people showing detectable antibodies from 21 to over 42 days then I read 12 to 16 wks. Not sure . to believe. It’s just funny the symptoms start as soon as we found out about hsv2 exposure. Hopefully it’s in our heads and we created these symptoms. Having hsv1 can maybe slow down the antibodies procces after hsv2 exposure.
December 28, 2018 at 7:14 am #28931
Any feed back would be highly appreciated or should I wait to see if I get a low positive as the antibodies are starting to show up on the testing. Then maybe you can sell the western blot to me as well for conformation.
December 29, 2018 at 9:29 am #28971
Infection with HSV 2 here seems very unlikely to me with your negative antibody tests so far and no blistering on the penis. The fact that you get relief by standing suggests some sort of possible prostate issue. You could certainly do the blot but only if you are uncomfortable wit the 92% certainty offered by the IgG test. The 99% quoted in the test literature is the percent of infection picked up in people KNOW to have HSV 2 because they had positive lesion swabs. That is different than the percentage our study obtain when we were looking simple at people who requested screening for herpes. Do you see the different in the populations?
January 1, 2019 at 12:50 pm #29025
Thank you very much. If i had hsv1 sinse I was a kid and well over 25 years would that slow down my antibody count for hsv2. I’m waiting for 12 wks to test but like I stated I tested negative at 8 wks. Not sure if anxiety is messing with my mind but I feel some slight symptoms like cold feeling down my back and legs. Sinse having hsv1 high antibodies it states that it’ll give mild symptoms for hsv2. I guess what I’m trying to figure out is will high hsv1 antibodies slow down the count for hsv2? Should I wait 16 wks or 12 weeks would be conclusive in my case. I keep reading different things. For example people with hsv1 antibodies will hardly see blisters and lesions? Is this true? I’d rather see them at this rate so I know for sure. Thank you so much for your time. The problem I’m facing is an old friend is back in my life and I’d never inflict this on her. She marriage material and I’m scared to lose her while I’m playing the waiting game here. I have a strong immune system and 6 months ago had surgury that takes a whole year for my body to heal completely so it’s comprised at this time that even caused me to have a cold sore. I feel that I’d see blisters and lesions also? Is that a good sign that I didn’t? I hate to put her off for 6 months. I read a person took that long to seroconvert. I hope I’m not gonna be like that. I weigh 180 lbs and hardly get colds and can’t remember the last time I was sick. I think I’d of at the very least had a low number or equivocal at 8 wks. Then again I don’t kno. I can’t sleep I can’t eat it’s driving me insane I keep thinking of the what ifs. I’d apreciate your input when you a chance. The end of this month will put me at 3 months out. Hopefully I’ll get the same results at 10 wks just for a peice of mind. I’ll retest at 13 wks and 4 then 6 months. I thank you so much for all you do here it’s a wonderful thing just hearing of a skilled and well advised professional. Your name is all over forums and alot of people apreciate you …
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January 5, 2019 at 5:19 pm #29097
Hello having hsv1 can slow down seroconversion and I’ve tested negative at about 10 wks post exposure would you recommend me to wait 16 wks at this rate or 12 wks. And please I’m waiting on your insight on my previous post when you get around to it I know you are busy person. I appreciate what you do. Also having hsv1 and if I contracted hsv2 I know they say it can be mild but can people still get an outbreak with blisters? The burning has gone down quit a bit but if i irritate the median raphe line (midline under penis to scrotum) it’ll come back. Does hsv2 act that way. If dermatologist said it was mallescum bump and froze it off. Can that cause the burning an inch away from original down the line. It’s almost as if the raphe line is irritated and inflamed. Just curious of your profenial opinion as I have no-one to ask. I want to avoid this convo with my family doc as he’s a good family friend. I do have an appointment Feb 5 putting me at about 13wks so I can retest before seeing him. I’ll reschedule if i need to wait about 16 to 20 wks because of hsv1 slowing down antibodies. Thanks for your time and I’m anxiously waiting a reply. Thank you once again
January 6, 2019 at 7:57 am #29130
Having HSV 1 can slow down HSV 2 antibody development by a week or two. Yes, people who have HSV 1 and acquire HSV 2 are likely to have more moderate symptoms than someone who does not have HSV 1. So a dermatologist told you it was molluscum? And you don’t think so?
I don’t think you need to wait 16-20 weeks to test further – are you doing the western blot of another IgG? The western blot is a better test.
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January 6, 2019 at 12:38 pm #29142
It’s not that I believe her and I know that has nothing to do with hsv2 because the lump is still kinda present 2 month after cryotherapy and h2 doesn’t last that long. After researching it seemed more like a median raphe cyst wit cordlike appearance. A wk maybe days after she did that the burning just below it on median raphe near scrotum has the burning. Still present. I feel no tingles or crawling just the burning and when I’m relaxed it’ll subside. If I rub the line I’ll irritate it to where the burn comes bk. I’m guessing that part is h2 related and had that burning never came about I’d of been ok. I’d much rather do the western blot and call it quits and it’s going on 11 wks. I’ll do it past 16 honestly and if u can help me avoid the convo with my Dr I’d be happy. When I see him I’m gonna focus on what derm said and see his opinion because that’s I’m sure that’s not h2 related and hopefully nothing serious. If it was mc it should of froze of and not have a lump still present 2 months later. I feel I def was misdiagnosed and all she wanted was money. Didn’t spend no time and went with a half a sec glance and said it was mc. I did the igG at labcorp. Maybe you can email me and from from there. I’m trying to figure out how to contact you and the one I used i had no reply. Is there anyway u can lead me on how to contact u. I’m not sure how it’ll work for the bloodwork to be sent to uw. I’ll test igG at 13 wks and wb at 17.
If hsv1 slows it down by a few wks I should wait longer.I kno h2 can cause burning but seems to linger for a month now without a blister. I saw slight raised skin directly on the raphe line when irritated I can make it return. Does h2 act that way. Again I tested negative at 10 wks. I’m expecting an equivocal or low numbers at 13 to 16 wks. I kno I may be experiencing a mild ob. Only reason is because I know I was exposed.I tested both of us and ahe had an 15 for hsv2. Never had symptoms and she’s been in an accident and had a miscarriage n all
January 11, 2019 at 6:59 am #29258
Hi Terri I know you’re a busy person I’ve retested at about 11 wks maybe even 12 from the day I feel was the exposure day should I be relieved? I would of been but the burning on midline under penile shaft worries me and I have high antibodies for hsv1. To this day no blisters or lesions and as stressed as I’ve been I was expecting it. What could that be. I have an appointment coming up I just wanted to go there already tested cause that’s what he’ll end up doing anyway.
What are the chances of remaining neg
What could cause this burn sensation on midline of penile shaft. Could it really be from stressing. Rough sex can irritate the area. I know. I can be relieved but I can easily irritate the area if I mess with it and bring the burn feel back. Its been like that sense Dec when she burned the mallescum off. Even the mallescum is still noticeable foe 2 months and I kno hsv2 doesn’t act that way. Please your thoughts and answers of some of the questions I asked in previous posts. Thank you
January 11, 2019 at 10:41 am #29290
You are out of questions, by the way.
I wouldn’t be so worried about the burning. Quit messing with it and maybe you won’t have burning. I seriously doubt that you are infected with HSV 2 but we can manage the western blot together if you wish.
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January 17, 2019 at 6:06 am #29453
I could of sworn last time I paid I had a question and 2 follow ups. Can u look into that for me.
Hope all is well I got a neg result at 12 wks post exposure (When condom broke) and about 11 wks from the last sexual intercourse. I’m not satisfied with the results because I read from you that having an established hsv1 infection can slow down seroconversion.
I’ve read u said 3 wks to a couple. When should I be satisfied with the results is my question. That’s why I wanted to rest at 20 wks. You said I don’t have to wait that long. What’s you ooinion..
Also the burning subsided when I applied cobervate on it if it was hsv2 related would it relieve it.. the fact i had this sensation since November I’m sure it’s not hsv2 related. I have an appointment with a urologist end of this month. I’ll retest the day before witch would be 13 wks post last sexual ex0osure and about 15 wks when condom broke and I got the malluscum bump that lead me to test her and find out she’s positive to hsv2. When can I consider my results conclusive. I had no blisters and lesions. If it wasn’t for the burning is feel so much better.
Does hsv2 cause burning for 2 months?
Having hsv1 for 20 years, when should I test for hsv2 and be satisfied with my resylts. I’ve wasted so much money on this already. Any info would be highly appreciated. Please also can u answer some of my previous questions I’ve posted in earlier posts. I’ll organize my questions from here on out. My stress and anxiety is killing me. I’m sure id of had blisters by now, Have a good week. Looking forward and patiently waiting for a reply.
January 27, 2019 at 1:29 pm #29760
Hi Terri I think my post has been over looked when u can reply it’ll be highly appreciated. Tuesday will be 13 wks post last sexual encounter and probably 14 wks from when the condom broke. If negative should I take it as negative. Or when can i test and be satisfied with the results. I worry about being one that seroconvert at a later date having long time infection of hsv1. I’m engaged is the reason I’m so worried. Should I wait longer like 16 wks or what. If negative should I still consider the western blot. I wouldn’t be too worried but the burning I’ve felt is a major symptom and alot of hsv2 positive felt this. It has me wondering if that was a mild ob. No lesions or bumps. Maybe it was a fissure and I didn’t notice. Not sure if it was anxiety related but I’ve felt discomfort in my groin and Oct hot feeling on lower bk and back of thighs. Again patiently waiting for a reply.
January 29, 2019 at 11:34 am #29914
I think testing at 15 weeks should be as definitive as the IgG test gets. HSV 2 does not cause burning for two months, no. I don’t believe it will be helpful to wait longer. The IgG test, when someone has waiting long enough to test, picks up 92% of HSV 2 and 70% of HSV 1, compared to the gold standard western blot.
February 8, 2019 at 7:06 am #30394
Hi Terri, I hope all is well. I know you said 15 weeks is as definitive as the igG gets. My anxiety got to me and I tested at 14 weeks post exposure to hsv2. Actually 15 wks and 5 days from the exposure i am worried about (unprotected sex). Im going by the last time we had protected sex tho is why I say 14 wks. Results was negative not even equivocal. I have a strong immune system and I would think something would show up.
the fact i had rhinoplasty 6 months back and takes a year to completely heal. Would that slow up antibodies. I also smoke cigarettes and remember having to stop for 2 wks before operation to heal faster. I was told nicotine slows healing Time and takes oxygen from the blood. if that has to do anything with the igG count.
I plan to retest next wk as well and maybe 1 more in the future. I see people showing low positive months later as if this virus creeps at a slow rate. Has me kind of nervous about that. Having a small strain and as it duplicates may take months to show on blood work.
I haven’t had blisters or lesion in these 14 wks other than so called malluscum and the irritation on raphe (midline under penile shaft. What’s your opinion about the neg at 14 wks. I am healthy and from what I gathered the people that takes 6 months has immune issues and other problems. Is this a good sign. I had no tingles no crawling like I do on my lip so I kno the feeling very well. Been paying attention. My concern is the different stuff I keep reading. Herpes select Elisa say 4 to 6 wks. I read 12 to 16. Then six months. I can’t stay like this for 6 months. I’m looking forward to hearing from your experience and the many people you come across. What would be the chance of showing low positive in the next few months. It seems like antibodies slowly build. I read somebody kept testing neg and around 8 months started getting low positives and that has me really worried. I can’t put my marriage off that long. Looking forward to your reply. Have a good week.
February 11, 2019 at 10:21 am #30451
Hi Terri I scheduled an evisit with u for tomorrow and I may as well do the wb for a peice of mind. By the time I get the kit it’ll be well over 16 to 18 wks hopefully that’s enough time. Even tho I’ve tested negative up to 14 wks. I would rather do the wb and be done with it. Could u please give me your opinion on the questions I’ve asked above.
February 14, 2019 at 4:11 pm #30601
14 weeks is plenty of time to wait to be tested and no, smoking has no impact on testing. We apparently talked this week – will await test results.
February 22, 2019 at 10:27 am #30945
Hi Terri first is like to thank you for everything. I have a few ?’s while I await the wb results.
I took the test at about 16 to 17 weeks post exposure. Will the wb still be 99% accurate? Only reason I ask cause I read it can take 3 to 6 months. I have a long history of hsv1.
2. Does the igG usually detect first, because people do the wb when they get low positives?
3. I tested negative for hsv2 at the 16 to 17 wk mark. Is that a good sign the wb results should be the same? I read people getting low + months later smh.
4. Will i be able to be satisfied God willing it comes bk – at 16 wks, or would u recommend redoing it at 6 months?
5. Have you ever seen anyone test – on igG when they wait 16 wks and test + on wb? Maybe I shouldn’t of asked that
6. Have u known someone with a long standing hsv1 infection and acquire h2 and get typical symptoms like blisters and lesions.
7. I tested using lab core herpes select and – results. The day I did wb draw I also tested for igG thru anylabs and they use quest. That also came-. I read that u said if one misses 8 % it’ll always miss. That’s y I did it and thank God it was negative. Can i be relieved from the tests. Only thing I feel is the same spot on median raphe. Irritated and not sure what’s going on. I feel a small bump now and it was inflamed all this time really I know h2 doesn’t behave like that. I’m wondering if it’s a form of hpv now and the so called malluscum could of been just that. Google image kind of looks like what it was on me smh. It’s on a sensitive area is y I’m feeling it. I want to completely rule out hsv2 before I get it looked at as they’ll test me anyway. With a strong immune system hopefully it can get rid of it.
ive been putting of sexual contact with my fiance and I’m really worried about this.
8. The uow received the wb on Wednesday this wk, I forget how long you said it’ll take for the results. I’ve read people getting them in a week
9 when can i expect the results to come to me? Thk YOU
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