May 20, 2021 at 6:42 am #73589John100Participant
I came back positive for HSV2.
(Haven’t been sexually actively for 3 months)
April 12 – 1.26 Index (Quest – no supplemental)
April 19 – 1.25 Index (Quest – no supplemental)
April 26 – 1.33 Index – (Lab Corp – Negative supplemental)
I am also Negative for HSV1.
I have also tested negative for an IGM test on April 19.
My doctor assured me that since my supplemental came back negative that I don’t actually have the virus because of my low index with no symptoms.
I have only had sex with two women in my life. The first woman I had sex with, I haven’t been with in over 2 years. She told me she came back negative for everything. The 2nd and last woman I had sex with, I haven’t had sex with in over 3 months. She told me she came back negative twice for HSV2 but tested positive for HSV1 with an index of 40.
I have constant scrotum itching and penis head pain but I shaved down there a month ago with a blade.
I want to take another Lab Corp supplemental, just to be sure.
How come my ex had HSV1 and I don’t? Is it possible that she could have gave me HSV1 and it just translated to HSV2 for me?
I heard that if a person is negative for HSV1 and is positive for HSV2, then it makes the false positive less likely because there’s no cross contamination?
How is it possible that my IGG test is showing positive if everyone that I have ever had sex with is testing negative?
The itching and pain that I’m feeling below, could it be from an infection from shaving?
Why did my Index rate jump from 1.25 to 1.33 after only a week if I tested 1.26 and it went down a point after only a week? Could it be because I’m using a different lab?
I know Lab Corp supplementals give a lot of false positives but wouldn’t it be ok to assume that negatives from Lab Corp supplementals are reliable?
I do not have interest in taking the Western Blot. I am content with the Lab Corp supplemental if it comes out negative again. Also I live in NY. Thanks.
May 23, 2021 at 4:14 pm #73649Terri WarrenKeymaster
HSV 1 does not become HSV 2. All of your low positives values combined with the labcorp negative supplemental suggest that you aren’t infected. I can’t promise that but it seems unlikely. The IgG test misses 30% of HSV 1 so you may or may not be infected with HSV 1.
May 27, 2021 at 3:08 pm #73744John100Participant
I recently took another Supplemental one month from my last supplemental and it came out as a 1.18 Index with another negative supplemental. The Index went down from 1.33 to 1.18. Is it safe to assume that I don’t actually have HSV2? My doctors don’t think I have and told me I should continue my life.
I have a question about the Lab Corp supplemental.
I know not a lot of people who test negative on the Lab Corp supplemental pursue the western blot because they’re content with the result of their supplemental but would you agree that the Lab Corp supplemental has some credibility when it comes to negatives? I know this supplemental gives off a lot of false positives but don’t you think it’s strong when it comes to negatives? I know the Western blot is the gold standard but at the same time the Lab Corp supplemental is also a good confirmation test.
May 31, 2021 at 2:13 pm #73766Terri WarrenKeymaster
I think it is highly unlikely that you have HSV 2.
In my experience with the LabCorp supplemental test, there is greater agreement between negative supplemental tests and western blots than with positive supplemental test and the blot.
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