September 6, 2021 at 9:26 am #74774
30% of HSV 1 is missed by blood test and 8% of HSV 2 are missed but would you say that if the test was able to identify a positive hsv 1 it more likely to not miss if someone had hsv 2?
If someone had hsv 1 previously, and they recently got hsv 2 what would the symptoms be if they were symptomatic? Asking if that person had recent hsv 1 infection and if they have had it for a long time (please answer but scenarios)
I have read a lot of these forum questions and I notice that you deny that a lot of things are not caused by hsv 1 or 2 and I am curious about how you are answering that. Are you saying no because of direct cause or also by correlation… For example: If someone said, I got food poisoning, so I wasn’t eating so i lost weight and then they asked does food poisoning cause weight loss would you say no?
Sorry if that didnt make sense but in my situation, I feel as though my genitals have been sensitive to the point that it is causing headache and nausea (something ive seen you say is not a symptom of herpes. backstory: Ive tested negative for hsv 2 at 6 weeks but in that same test learned I have or might have hsv 1 at an igg of 1.30
September 6, 2021 at 9:29 am #74775
protected exposure though i may have had unprotected broken skin and she is on daily medication
September 6, 2021 at 9:42 am #74776
When you say flu like symptoms what are those symptoms that are related?
September 8, 2021 at 11:36 pm #74811Terri WarrenKeymaster
The fact that the test could pick up one virus does not mean it necessarily would pick up the other.
If I suggest that something is not due to herpes it is because those things are not normally signs of herpes. Like if someone said they had only nausea, I would say that is unlikely to be herpes, but a headache could be herpes though unlikely if that is the only symptom
Someone who has HSV 1 might have milder symptoms of sores with a new HSV 2 infection.
Someone with brand new HSV 1 who acquires HSV 2 might have more dramatic symptoms of HSV 2 as the immune response has not fully kicked in.
Flu-like symptoms might be a severe headache, muscle aches, sensitivity to light, swollen lymph nodes.
Your low positive HSV 1 index value may or may not represent a real HSV 1 infection.
September 9, 2021 at 7:44 am #74822
Okay so what would you say to someone (myself) who has had 7 weeks of almost daily intermittent genital itching, about 5 weeks nausea and a back of the head headache (at least once a day the headache returns, sometimes mild sometimes a bit heavy) but 6 week negative igg hsv 2 test. With a possible new hsv 1 infection. Could the hsv 1 becausing this? I have been treated for things like jock itch already with no success. Does this sounds Herpetic?
September 9, 2021 at 7:46 am #74823
The nausea has not been very consistent
September 9, 2021 at 8:10 am #74824
I am now taking Gabapentin, if this works for my issues without taking any kind of anti viral would you say that rules out Herpes?
September 13, 2021 at 8:11 am #74855Terri WarrenKeymaster
Herpes would not cause 7 weeks of daily itching (but jock itch would) and it doesn’t cause nausea. A new herpes infection could cause headaches, yes. But lots of people have headaches and most are not caused by herpes.
Why are you taking gabapentin?
Because you have chosen to post single sentences in each post, your subscription and renewal are used up now. You are allowed 3 posts per payment. You’ve posted six times.
If you renew, I would suggest that you combine your questions into one post rather than scattering single sentences. However, I’m not clear that I have much to add for you at this point.
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