I’m a 30 year old female who was tested for routine STD blood work. I was called by provider and told that I was positive for both HSV 1&2. I was very concerned and I’m tested every year and never had a positive. I went to pick up a copy of my lab work and when I reviewed it the results were as follows:
Herpes Simplex 1 IgG POSITIVE 1.30 index
Herpes Simplex 2 IgG negative <0.10 index
Herpes Simplex IgM POSITIVE 2.19 index
I have not been sexually active for just about 5 months. Where are they getting HSV 2 positive from?!? And would I be a candidate for an HSV1 retest for questionable false positive? In the end I just want to know how they came to the conclusion of telling me I’m positive for both. Thank you!
Ignore the IgM – it is useless and causes great psychological angst. You are positive for HSV 1 but at a very low levele. You’ve never had a cold sore on your lip or in your nose? I would suggest confirming that result with a western blot. You do not have HSV 2, with 92% certainty. I cannot imagine why they told you that you had HSV 1 and 2. I shudder to think.
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