Good afternoon Terri,
I went with some friends to a nightclub and I received a peck kiss from a girl, it literally was 0.5 seconds. Since I didn’t knew her at all I decided to do an Igg Blood test for HSV-1. After 33 days of exposure (I think, I didn’t see any cold sores or anything) I did the test and it came back with an Index Value of 0.10, which is negative. I’m a little frighten since I’m a great guy and I have a clean bill of health, including the HSV-1. What are the chances that I got transmitted with HSV-1?
I ordered a WB kit, imagine how anxious I am.
Please let me know what can I do or if everything is going to be ok.
Thank you very much!
Will pay for the extra questions
A peck kiss is extremely unlikely to transmit herpes from one person to another. I have never seen anything like that happen in my whole career. I don’t think this encounter warrants a western blot. Did you do it through our study or directly through UW?
I had the WB order via telephone with the UW. The thing is that I have a clean bill of health, no STDs, nothing at all. I became paranoid since I have a girlfriend and this happened to me. I eant to just make sure that I dont have this since it will be difficult to explain. That person that kiss me for 0.2 seconds I dont know her, I dont know if she has HSV-1, and I dont want anything of this in my body. Im faithful and my girlfriend is completely clean, she has her results.
My point is if I had an encounter of that peck kiss and after 33 days I tested negative I have high hopes to be ok?
I think a peck kiss would be such low risk to start with and the fact that you don’t have any symptoms reinforces that infection is unlikely. The western blot is most accurate when taken 16 weeks after any possible exposure. If you want to really know about your HSV 1 status, I would advise waiting the suggested amount of time that the test makers recommend.
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