June 12, 2019 at 10:24 pm #38204
I visited massage during the session my penis had touched girl pubic area may 5 sec. After that had genital rubbing with towel between us. The next day had foreskin became red with pimple and there were rashes all over penis head without itch or pain. There were no blisters they were just rashes. I went dermatologist he ruled out candida balanitis and prescribed canasten and fusidic creams. I have used them but still rashes were there almost two months. I visited the dermatologist for following up and this time he told me rash looks different and gave aciclovir 400 mg for 5 days and Rashes gone. But after one week rashes appeared again they were there for almost 2 months and I visited dermatologist again for following up and he told me it was not herpes and I was confused. I have done hsv 1 & hsv 2 igG after 2,3 months and result was negetive.
In February I had visited massage parlour and she applied oil and she rubbed her genital on my back side there was no penis and her vagina touched.
Can you please assess my risk.
I have done Elisa igG hsv 1 and hsv 2 test done. I don’t whether these are type specific test or non specific. I have done 5 tests all came negetive except one test which was done on May 5 , the index value is 2.51 for hsv 1 and 0.96 for hsv2 after this again I repeated the test again on June 10 and the index values 0.26 for hsv 1 and 0.27 for hsv 2. My last exposure was 6 weeks ago.
If person has only cold, fever, body pains without sores or lesions?
Can hsv 2 igG Elisa test is reliable at 12 weeks with above encounter. Please don’t mention name while reply.
Thanks in advance.
June 20, 2019 at 7:14 am #38681
I think there is just about zero risk here. It is likely that the IgG test is type specific but since I cannot see the results I cannot be certain. There is a combined test still available as well. Your 2.51 on the HSV 1 test in May suggests infection but then the negative after that is confusing. I would suggest a western blot to sort this out BUT if the HSV 1 is positive, it is likely NOT from this encounter. The IgG test picks up 92% of HSV 2 and 70% of HSV 1, compared to the gold standard western blot
June 20, 2019 at 10:22 am #38703
Can you please clarify below questions.
1) I have latest test results with two different labs today.
Elisa igG hsv 1 0.30 and Hsv 2 0.40
Another lab Hsv 1 >1.0 U/mL hsv 2 also > 1.0 U/mL
It was also negative.
Can I say I am hsv 2 free with above tests or do I need to further testing?
2) Let’s say I got 2.51 hsv 1 and 0.96 hsv 2 on May 5 and assume that I have hsv 1 and my wife could have got by this time?
3) my only direct contact penis to her pubic not more than 10 sec. It was only touch and rubbing happened with towel. This happened with two different ladies. That 10 sec touch has any risk?
4) what do you think symptoms had earlier? Was that fungal infection? The doctor gave me acivir 400 mg tablet on October month that is concerned me. Herpes rashes stays two months continuous?
Do I need to go for Western blot testing?
I am from India. How can I obtain western blot test? I am really not sure how to send blood sample to there. Can you please help with this. Is there any way we can order test kit and conduct test any lab here?
- This reply was modified 7 months ago by sri369.
June 24, 2019 at 8:11 am #38966
I believe you are posting on two different websites (ASHA also) and I answered this there. I think your experience is really no risk and you would only need a western blot if you wanted to clarify your HSV 1 discrepant results. I see no need for HSV 2 western blot given your no risk exposure.
June 24, 2019 at 8:38 am #38968
Yes, i have asked on ASHA website also.
Thanks for clarifying on HSV2.
MY only concern is when I have taken acyclovir 400 mg rashes gone last year October.
If those rashes were due to fungal/bacterial does acyclovir clear them?
This is only concerning me. Sorry for asking repeatedly just wanted to check whether those rashes are not herpes rashes.
June 24, 2019 at 9:47 am #38976
No, acyclovir does not clear bacteria or fungi but the rash could have resolved on it’s own while taking acyclovir – the two do not need to be related AND I suppose you could have had herpes prior to this encounter – I am only addressing my responses to this particular event.
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- This reply was modified 7 months ago by Terri Warren.
July 1, 2019 at 7:17 am #39968
Yeah may be I had herpes prior to this.
These all are my encounters till date.
1) 2014 had three protected vaginal sex with CSW and one unprotected oral(I gave to her).
2) 2016 December received handjob with massage oil. After 10 days got painless sore on foreskin after I used steroid cream it was gone but after one week penis tip was so itchy and white head pimple came on penis head then become rash doctor told me it was candida balanitis and these rashes are there almost until 2017 September on and off.
3) 2017 had multiple handjobs and genital rubbing happened but with towel between I am sure there was no direct contact between penis and vagina.
4) 2018 August to December had multiple handjob & genitial rubbing with towel and same kind rashes appear as I got in 2017 situation.
But for two ladies my penis came to contact with her pubic area.
5) 2019 February massage lady on my backside and buttocks rubbed with her naked body(vagina & buttocks) no contact between penis and her vagina.
These all my encounters till today. And I had done ELISA IGG testing on
April 2017 : negetive
December 2018 : negetive
January 2019 : negetive
February 2019 : negetive
May 5 2019 : 2.51 hsv1 & 0.96 hsv2.
May 7 2019: negetive
May 12 2019: negetive (Repeated on same lab where I did test on May 5 2019 andgot 0.65 hsv1 and 0.54 hsv2)
June 10: negetive
June 20 : negetive (two different labs)
As you mentioned hsv1 misses 30% and hsv2 misses 8%. May be I am one of them.
I can’t obtain western blot testing.
Please assess my risk and testing results and advise.
July 4, 2019 at 3:50 pm #40757
I think you have zero risk of acquiring herpes except that you may have HSV 1 from perhaps a kiss from an adult infected with HSV.
July 5, 2019 at 7:09 am #40864
Thanks for your response.
I believe you have read my previous questions.
I have done another Elisa igg yesterday and result was hsv1 0.14 & hsv2 0.26.
I have had unprotected sex with my wife 10 days ago and she doesn’t have any symptoms so far is it a good sign?
I can move on hsv2 with 92% right?
Sometimes I feel that I have hsv2 due to the symptoms I get on and off(like red pimple on penis head which goes off if apply canasten).
I know western blot is the gold standard test but unfortunately I can’t have that test done.
Is PCR blood test helpful?
Did anyone had western blot testing from India before?
Blood tests says I don’t have herpes but symptoms confusing me.
I really don’t know should I consider myself have herpes or not.
July 7, 2019 at 6:55 am #40966
Your risk of the IgG test missing HSV 2 is way lower than 8% because you’ve not had an experience that puts you at risk of acquiring HSV 2!
A PCR blood test is useless
Yes, I have done western blots for people in India
The only risk here is HSV 1, not HSV 2
July 10, 2019 at 8:40 am #41816
Can I move on and continue to have unprotected sex with my wife? I had unprotected sex 15 days back she didn’t get any symptoms.
I am currently using homeopath medicine from last 15 days. Does it impact the test? I really would like to do western blot.
To ship the blood I have been asked to get non infection certificate from lab. I need to find out who will provide this.
Do you know biokit test available in India?
I read that it is somewhat better than igg. If I am not able to do western blot at least I will try to to this.
Finally you says no risk of hsv2 from my exposure but I have been getting the these red dots on penis head.
July 10, 2019 at 9:53 am #41821
I feel that I have answered this same question multiple times and this will be the last time I answer this. Period. There is no risk of HSV 2 here. You can have sex with your wife. Homeopathic medicine has no impact on western blot.
I do not know if Biokit is available in India
No idea what the red dots are but perhaps balanitis from a fungal infection
December 23, 2019 at 5:40 am #67814
Thanks for reassuring however i tested the hsv1 & hsv2 igg in August, October , November and December and values will under 0.40 for both hsv1 and hsv2.
August : hsv1 & hsv2 : 0.22 & 0.12
October: 0.22 & 0.37
November : 0.29 & 0.21
December : 0.17 & 0.28
I really want to do western blot. Can you please provide me any reference how to ship blood sample from India to USA.
Because i am always facing glans dryness and red dots which will clear if i apply canaaten cream.
December 28, 2019 at 3:27 pm #68210
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January 6, 2020 at 12:42 pm #68594
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