May 3, 2021 at 9:39 am #73425BuzyheadParticipant
Hi Nurse Warren:
I am a heterosexual female and potential partner was a heterosexual male.. Was going to enter a relationship so we got STD testing. Prior to results coming back there was lots of “fooling around” — “deep tongue” kissing and he inserted his finger in my vagina and also my mouth at certain times. I gave brief oral sex (my mouth touched head of penis and I pulled away before ejaculation so slight semen on my lips and tip of tongue). NO penetrative penis/vagina sex; both kept underwear on (he slipped finger underneath my underwear during finger insertion).
Next day his test results came back positive for HSV2 at 6.50. Claims he was “shocked”, no outbreaks or sores; I did not see any on him at time of contact either. I freaked out. Put myself on 30-day PEP just in case of HIV (although his test said HIV negative).
I got an HSV 1 and 2 IGG blood test 1 week post encounter (negative <.0.90 “normal, applies to non-numeric results” it said).
Tested again 2 weeks post contact, same results.
Got HSV *IGM* 3 weeks post contact (I know, I know) and negative for HSV 1 and 2.
Got another HSV 1 and 2 IGG test 6-weeks post contact, again negative/normal results.
Just got another test (now a little over 12 weeks post contact) and still
“<.0.90, normal, applies to non-numeric results”).
I ran to my dentist, my gyn, my dermatologist anytime I thought I saw something “weird” and they said was not a hepatic lesion (“pimple” or “abrasion” they said).
Should I consider myself HSV 1/2 negative “in the clear” based on the description of the encounters and repeated negative results? Or should I still get the “advanced” send-away test? (He also gave me a neck massage with bare hands to my bare neck and kissed me on the forehead and nose one one week after “fooling around” as described). Never saw him again after that.
I’m terrified because a friend gave me a very quick. “dry” peck on mouth the other day. Could not live with myself if I passed this on.
May 5, 2021 at 5:40 am #73433BuzyheadParticipant
Addendum (if this counts as a “second question”that is ok): one thing I was/am very worried about is whether the 30-day PEP protocol (Truvada and Isentress) I took immediately after the encounter/exposure would interfere with the accuracy of my HSV IGG tests, ie, somehow suppress any potentially forming HSV antibodies and give me a ‘false negative’ on HSV IGG test results).
I was repeatedly assured by several docs and healthcare professionals (including at least two who regularly treat and test people with STDs as a large part of their practice) that the drugs used in the PEP protocol (again, in my case Truvada and Isentress) do not/would not have any impact on my HSV IGG blood test results, that those drugs *only* target the HIV virus and not the HSV virus. Although I did come across a study which said that Truvada (in a gel form inserted vaginally) might have shown “some” protective effect against the HSV virus, but not in pill form. Still, it concerns me a little that perhaps the PEP drug combo interfered with my HSV results, so I wanted to hear what THE expert (you) had to say. Thanks.
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