June 21, 2015 at 2:03 am #7542
Hello there, I was told the other day on the phone by the nurse at my obgyn, that i was “clean as a whistle”, had no stds, but that i had the anitbodies for herpes. She explained it like a vaccine or getting the chicken pox, that its in my body but i dont actually have it. I said how is that possioble?? She responds with, if you havent had a breakout, you probably wont ever. I asked her if it was safe to be intimate with my boyfriend and she said yes you have no worries. I don’t know what a breakout is like. I googled mouth herpes and i saw what looks like what i might have gotten before… Tiny bumps on the roof of my mouth. But i have been with many men since i had my first bumps in my mouth. They have never told me anything about getting bumps too! Im so terrified right now. I keep reading that i definitely do have herpes. Because is you have the antibodies, you have herpes. I cant believe this is happening, i just began a new relationship and got the bump in my mouth while on vacation with him and i’ve always thought they were burns from hot food! Please help me, tell me what to do to get the right answer !
June 21, 2015 at 11:42 pm #7551
Before I answer more about this, I need to know the exact results of your antibody test. First, was it HSV 1 or HSV 2 or a combined test? Can you get a copy of the actual results and post them here for me. I need ALL the details of the test results.
However, if you do actually have antibody to HSV 1 or HSV 2 or both, that means you are infected with HSV 1 or 2 or both. And you are potentially infectious to others. The nurse is so so so wrong and someone should really let her know her error before she gives this information to someone else, they infect their partner and she gets sued big time. People who have herpes are also potentially infectious to others even when they have no symptoms.
Can you get me the actual test results please?
June 22, 2015 at 10:16 pm #7569
Okay so i just spoke with the nurse again and she kept saying im fine and because i havent had an outbreak, or dont THINK ive had an outbreak that im fine and dont really need to tell my bf. I said thats not enough, and that whenever i have those tiny bumps on the roof of my mouth that i will go get it tested. which she said can only be tested at a primary care doctor.
Upon asking for the name of the specific test, she just said it was an HSV Iggm or igm blood test. no specific name.
And the results were
hsv 1 – 1.39
hsv 2 – 1.13
The doctor of course found nothing in the vaginal area as far as an outbreak would go. But she said they dont check your mouth for sores because she is a obgyn.
I asked her about the western blot and she almost laughed saying thats for HIV testing and i said well its also for herpes! and she kept saying no its not but she will ask the doctor if she can get me one.
Ive been in tears about all ive read about this.. and she is just saying im fine and dont worry and continue to be sexually active. I can tell she was just trying to hide her lack of knowledge and make me feel better instead.
June 23, 2015 at 4:58 pm #7582
Please ignore the advice of this nurse. Completely.
But the good news is that an IgM test is completely unreliable and has many false positives. What you want is an IgG antibody test, and you can order that for yourself online if you wish. Forget the wester blot for now – go with the easy test and let’s see what we get. Ignore completely the IgM. When was your last sexual contact?
June 23, 2015 at 10:07 pm #7598
okay where do i order this test from?
last night was my last contact.
I keep going to whiskey for my relief , then i told my boyfriend about the potential herpes last night and he was completely understanding and said he isnt leaving me eiher way. So thats good. But i havent refrained from sexual contact with him.
June 24, 2015 at 3:11 pm #7605
You can order the test at http://www.healthcheckusa.com You want the IgG type specific HSV 1 and 2 antibody test.
Glad your boyfriend was supportive, that’s great. It wouldn’t hurt if he was also tested, then you would know where you both stand rather than guessing.
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