Last year around July/Aug 2018, had 2 protected sex with sex worker. Nothing since then until Oct 7th, 2019 when i had another one (protected). This time i couldnt finish and asked her to do handjob instead. I couldnt remember if she clean her hand after taking off the condom and continued with the hand job.
Aniwei, about 1 week ago (Nov 5th week) i noticed a big lummp single pimple (not superficial lesion that i saw on internet for herpes)on the pubic region about 3 inches below your navel and looking at it carefully looks like ingrown hair. No itching or burning, then about Nov 16/17, the huge pimple popped. No other area in my body that has rash or lesion, etc.
I was worried so i took 10 panels test from stdcheck on 11/18, got result on 11/20 of 1.18 for the igg hsv2 (high per the index). Does this mean i have herpes? The doc in consul said dont worry, lets do another test in 4-6 wks. I live in California Bakersfield. Do you recommend taking western blot in about 5 wks or so?
HSV1 IGG, type specific AB <0.90
HSV2 IGG, type specific AB 1.18
The assay utilizes recombinant type-specifics antigens to differentiate HSV1 to HSV2 infections (language from the test result page)
I’m so sorry to have missed this post!
Your 1.18 is an extremely low positive and is very likely (probably 95%) likelihood that this is a false positive. You need a confirmatory test, like the herpes western blot. I do recommend taking this test, no question
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