March 26, 2018 at 11:43 am #23464
I could use your advice today.
I just received my igg hsv1 blood work back this afternoon and it went from a 1.06 to a 1.54 pos, after 4 mouths.
My primary doctor didn’t even bother to call me and just sent via email to me. Nice right?! He says its mostly due to a cold sore contagion and that was all he said.
1. what should I due from here? what is my next move? What are your thoughts?
March 26, 2018 at 6:11 pm #23481
Have you ever in your life had a cold sore on your lip or in your nose? If yes, that would account for a positive HSV 1 antibody test. About half the US population has HSV 1 so it’s an incredibly common infection in the US population.
Have you recently had a new sex partner? Have you had any genital sores? Have you received oral sex?
March 26, 2018 at 6:41 pm #23490
I’m the gentleman that wrote you last week who received a message parlor handjob with the unusual hsv1 values, 0.78, 1.06 and now 1.54 and was having that really weird burning sensations in my forearm and thigh.
I don’t ever remember having a cold sore on my life but I have had what I thought was a pimple inside my nose from time to time. Very painful.
My doctor thinks it a childhood cold sore infection do to the very low values.
Is it true that if it was a new infection the values would be much higher do to the body flooding itself with antibodies? It’s been over 4 months.
I know none of it makes any sense to me.
March 26, 2018 at 6:58 pm #23491
I did have one pimple like blemish in my pubic area just above my penis a few days after visiting the message parlor. It healed up in about 4 days.
I have received oral sex.
I’ve been married for 17 years and the only other sexual experience I had in that time was the handjob.
What do you think I should do? Just go on with life like nothing has happened?
March 27, 2018 at 7:18 am #23500
I think it is likely that the sores in your nose are HSV 1, accounting for your HSV 1 positive result. I would agree with your doctor that this is likely a childhood infection of oral HSV 1, very common. Obviously we cannot know for certain without a swab test of the nasal sore. It is very normal for the index values around HSV 1 vary from time to time. Your variations are not significant
Again, there is not a risk of acquiring herpes from a hand job.
March 27, 2018 at 7:56 am #23508
My doctor prescribed me valtex just be sure. He said it can’t hurt anything.
Does the value number usually come back down after a period of time.
Should I retest at some point or just leave it be and not worry about it?
Thanks again Terri
March 28, 2018 at 10:41 am #23523
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