July 12, 2021 at 5:47 am #74190
I have been single most of my adult life. I had a horrid sexual encounter in 2017 with male i met through internet. He was very controlling and pushy and I ended up having sex when I didn’t want to.
I was in pain down below and had a sore throat a few days after. I panicked that I had herpes and confronted him. He didnt seem to care. I had a small hard limb on inner labia. All tests and swab came beck negative.
On and off I have had odd symptoms
A few large boils in my undercarriage, vaginal and anal pain, a couple of small hard lumps on inner labia, itching and sharp, shooting nerve pain in vagina and vulva area. Tingling buttocks and legs.
I have fibromyalgia, Sjögren’s syndrome and pernicious anemia.
I have not had any type of sexual encounter since as too scared and feel disgusting and suicidal at times.
I had two lots of bloods done through company called “let’s get checked”
First results last year (3 years after encounter )
Igg hsv2 0.1 and hsv1 0.5
Second lot done earlier this year
Igg hsv2 0.1 and hsv1 1.05 which they call equivocal as under 1.1
I cannot understand the big jump and I am now so low and panicky.
I am on list for sexual counselling, on anti depressants
Whhat reason is there for this increased result and does it therefore mean I have it
I have asp had itchy crawling sensations on nerve endings on face on and off around my nose and mouth.
I do have an old whiplash injury on one shoulder and a lower back injury from a fall some years ago
Any help or advice gratefully receives. I have no idea how to go about getting western blot done. Would this be advisable.
July 12, 2021 at 6:07 am #74191
Sorry just double checked my figures
March 2020 (three years after sexual contact )
Hsv 1 0.232
Hsv 2 0.500
March 2021 (four years after sexual contact)
Hsv 1 1.05
Hsv 2 0.500
Would the Covid vaccine impact on this years results ?
July 15, 2021 at 5:43 am #74221Terri WarrenKeymaster
The IgG test for HSV 1 is not great – it misses 30% of infections so it’s difficult to know what your equivocal value actually means. If you want a clearer answer, the western blot could provide that. About half the US population has HSV 1 infection so it is very common indeed. If you are really positive, we cannot know if your infection is oral or genital if you’ve never had a cold sore around the mouth or nose.
July 16, 2021 at 11:12 am #74262
How accurate is the wb at detecting hsv1?
And how do I access this. I asked by gp but she said they did not spin bloods and I really have no idea where to start.
I have contacted virology in Washington and been offered chance for 15 min consult
Is this this where I could start things?
July 22, 2021 at 12:28 pm #74285Terri WarrenKeymaster
The western blot detects 95-96% of HSV 1 infection and >99% of HSV 2 infections.
I wasn’t aware that UW offered this consultation service, but I would assume that that would be a good place to start, yes, if they can order the western blot for you. I called both virology research and client services and neither know what that’s about but clearly, someone told you about this so I assume it would be helpful?
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