November 5, 2020 at 6:37 am #71641
I am writing because i cant find answers and nothing is adding up.
I was recently diagnosed as positive for hsv 2. Hsv 1 is positive but as no suprise as i had been getting cold sores since in highschool.
Heres how we got to this point.
I was getting back with an old flame in which we both decided to get checked for everything including hsv.(hsv2igg 0.6) Everything was negative for us both. i didnt see his results but i believe him. before him i hadnt had sex for about 8 months. We didnt last that long together, about a month and a half and we only had sex 3 times. After we got our results we didnt have sex with each other.
3 months later i meet a new bf and we had unprotected sex 3 times within 3 weeks time span. on the 4th week i started to feel a sharp pain down there on my labia area. im thinking that its just a little tear bc the sex was not well lubricated. the next morning i look down and its a cream spot. only one. its painful and it last for about 4 weeks. during that time i went to my doc and she diagnosed it on site and i did a hsv test. it came back HSV 1 positive hsv 2 negative. 8 months after this i retook all std test and hsv1igg 11 & hsv2igg 37. my bf hasnt had any symptoms of hsv he says neither his gf before me which was a virgin. he then took an hsv test and its negative for both hsv 1 & 2. at this point i am confused as i had not had sex with anyone else since we had been together and i went in without hsv and his test is negative. i had about 2 more ob but its not very long or bad. i do get itching sometimes but it goes away with canesten. i am not on meds but my doc gave me a week of acilovir . i only take it when i feel an ob coming like a heavyness in area. we still are in a relationship and still have sex with condoms.
since then i had been getting yeast infections as per my tests so my doc gave 4 months yeast medication but it seems fine now. i dont know what is going on.
November 5, 2020 at 4:16 pm #71655
Can I clarify that you had a lesion and from that, a positive swab for HSV 1
And then you had an IgG test with a positive value of 37? Are both of those correct?
November 5, 2020 at 4:37 pm #71659
no i have not done a swab. when i got my first lesion, i did an igg test of which it came back positive for hvs1 and negative for hsv 2. i am not suprised at the positive 1 as i had been getting cold sores from since young. this particular test did not give a value, just negative or positive. this igg test was about 4 weeks after possible exposure. the lesions dont burst or crust, it just disappears. 8 months after this test, i did a follow up igg test and it came back positive hsv1 (11) and positive hsv2 (37). after i got my positive result, my bf went to get tested and his igg is negative for both hsv1 & 2.
November 6, 2020 at 6:51 am #71671
An index value of 37 is most certainly positive on the usual tests done by Quest or LabCorp. Having said that, do you have the normal ranges for the lab test done? Are you in the US? What lab did the testing?
November 10, 2020 at 2:05 pm #71729
the test i did before i met my bf was done by integrated regional laboratories. result hsv2 igg (0.6). my doctor indicated that they did not test for hsv 1.
the test i did with my lesion present did not give any testing lab. the results were: hsv 1igg positive hsv2 igg negative. it did not give an index.
the test that i did 8 months after this test was done by quest. results hsv1 igg (37) hsv 2 igg (19.10).
the test that my bf did after i got this positive result for hsv2 was done by quest. results were negative for both hsv 1 & 2.
The index is the standard <0.90 negative, 0.90 – 1.09 equivocal, > 1.09 positive.
I am not in the us and i do not think that my country does testing for hsv. instead, blood is drawn and sent to the us for testing.
November 11, 2020 at 7:13 am #71753
This just doesn’t make any sense to me. You’ve had no other partner except this one boyfriend since you had negative HSV testing, is that correct? Where you are?
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