March 29, 2022 at 12:50 pm #76970hellomjParticipant
I am a female(26).I recently did blood work to see if I was infected with either Herpes Simplex V. I or Herpes Simplex V. II. The results came in and for Herpes Simplex V. I was negative. While Herpes Simplex V. II came back positive at 4.6 . Once I saw I was positive, I started getting anxiety at the thought of me having it. Then I proceeded to contact my doctor. So I can get tested again, and have my vagina looked at. When I went to the doctors, she told me I have no signs of any bumps/breakout. And I told her that I haven’t had any symptoms regarding Herpes. The only thing I had was like a feeling of like a cystic pimple on the upper portion of my vagina near the clit, I guess like the clitoris hood? But I got that checked out before and the doctor said it wasn’t anything, and it just went away. She also continued to tell me that the results I had done at another lab just basically said I was infected with herpes at one point. Which you know is a bummer of course! I’m still waiting on the doctor results to come hoping that it was a false positive. But I was wondering if I can also do the western blot test just to double check. But I also had a few questions regarding sex with Herpes. 1) If I’m Herpes simplex 2 positive, can I still receive head from a man who is negative? Like will he contract HSV2 from eating me out, or even HSV1? Like what are the chances he could get something? Like if I also cum/squirted on him too.
2) How likely is it for me to have a false positive at the 4.6 stand point ?
3) Should I try to contact my doctor for pills so I can stay safe with my partner during sex?
4) How likely is it to spread HSV2 to a partner who is negative ? With condoms and without ?
April 3, 2022 at 4:30 pm #76991Terri WarrenKeymaster
We can certainly get the blot done to be more certain about this diagnosis.
If someone who is HSV 2 negative gives you oral sex, there is a small risk of transmission to the mouth.If he got infected, it would be HSV 2 because that’s what you (might) have.
I think there is probably a small chance that this is a false positive, but it is possible. I’ve definitely seen false positives at this index value, and also much higher.
Do you have a regular partner? Has that person been tested?
Condoms reduce transmission by 65% and if you are infected and take daily Valtrex, that reduces transmission by 50%, so you can get the numbers to be very low indeed. If you are going to do the blot, I think I would recommend that you wait to start medicine until you have that blood drawn, which you can do anytime now. I would also strongly recommend that your partner be tested if they have not been already.
April 3, 2022 at 5:03 pm #76994hellomjParticipant
Okay, how can I get the blot test to make sure if the diagnosis is correct?
Also, since the chance of spreading HSV2 to the mouth is at a small risk, I can still receive oral? I’d just have to inform my partner of that he has small risk of getting it! Is there a percentage of the risk ?
At the moment, I have a new partner but not sure if his current test results included herpes testing and we haven’t done anything yet.
But I’ve tried talking to my doctor about getting medicine to decrease chance of transmission, but since I haven’t had an outbreak she wouldn’t recommend me taking medicine until I have a for sure breakout. Then that’s when she would give me the medicine. When I got the results saying I was positive for HSV2 all they told me was yes I have it, if you ever have an outbreak come back and how I should just use condoms to reduce the risk of transmission to my partner.
April 6, 2022 at 10:43 am #77022Terri WarrenKeymaster
I can help you with the western blot order. You would need to make an appointment with me for a telehealth visit on this website.
IF you are infected, we don’t have any data on transmission to a mouth via oral sex, no.
You should ask to see your partner’s test results to be sure herpes was included.
I totally disagree with your doctor’s opinion. IF you are infected, daily antiviral medication reduces transmission by almost half. If you are positive and your partner is negative. I would highly recommend that you be on suppression to reduce transmission.
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