April 9, 2023 at 9:41 pm #81163ld1245Participant
These have been the hardest months of my life. I have only been active with one partner. He was my first and only partner and unfortunately I was unaware he had had multiple partners.
When we had intercourse we used protection, but not for oral. I didn’t see any signs of herpes. After we broke up I decided to get an STD test and that’s when I found out I tested positive for HSV 1 and HSV2. I am really having a hard time coping. I don’t have any symptoms and when I was younger I did get a cold sore so I’m sure about the HSV1.
I am so confused about my diagnosis. My doctor wasn’t very helpful at all and didn’t take my diagnosis serious. I almost had a heart attack when I found out. I am in the low positive range so I would like to get a Western blot to make sure.
Is there a posibility that I don’t have HSV2? I got blood drawn two times. Both times they were positive but different index ranges. One month Apart. Taken 3 months post intercourse.
HSV 1: 6.9
HSV 2: 4.7
HSV 1: 6.4
HSV 2: 5.2
I am so confused and lost. I am afraid to put myself out there again. I was single all my life and was with this person for two months. With this diagnosis, I feel like my life is over and will never be able to be intimate with someone again. It’s taken a toll on my mental health.
April 13, 2023 at 2:03 pm #81196Terri WarrenKeymaster
There is definitely a possibility that you do not have HSV two. You have had one partner and always protected intercourse. You don’t need to worry about oral sex because you already have HSV one and that is what you get from receiving oral sex, if anything, in the way of herpes. You definitely need a Western blot to be clear about your result. You can work with me or you can work with your own provider to obtain this test from the University of Washington. First, you need to obtain a herpes western blot kit from them and you can do that by calling 206-685-6066. I would strongly suggest that you do this follow-up because you simply do not have the sexual history that fits with you having HSV-2 as all of your intercourse contacts were condom protected. The oral sex is not a risk because of herpes that you get from oral sex is HSV one if you get anything, and you already have HSV one.
April 14, 2023 at 11:51 am #81257Terri WarrenKeymaster
You are most welcome. I look forward to working with you
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