May 26, 2018 at 10:30 am #24742
Hello And thank you for this service
I am anxiously awaiting the results of my first iGG hsv 1 and 2 results
This has been an obsessive fear of mine that I have been avoiding for some time
I have never had ANY symptoms, typical or atypical. With my level of anxiety, I believe I would be acutely aware of any slight change.
That being said, my goal is: if the results are negative <.9 to accept them and LET THIS GO.
I have a very high number of partners in my lifetime but only 3 in the past three months, All with a condom. These three exposures of (unknown HSV status) would be the only 3 not covered by the test I took yesterday.
So here is my question
Is there any difference between a high and low negative?
For example, if I get a .6,.7.8 negative result…can I accept that as negative and not retest considering the nature of my most recent 3 exposures ?
Basically. I am trying to prevent myself from analyzing a negative result (anxiety sucks!)
So is a negative a negative ? Regardless of the index? Or is there a certain negative at which I should retest.
Again. No symptoms and only 3 sexual encounters of unknown hsv status in the past 90 days before test. No symptoms
If I get a negative, even a high negative, can I let this go?
May 26, 2018 at 10:41 am #24743
Oh and to clarify the other 3 exposures
First was 10 weeks prior to test with a confirm
Second was 9 weeks prior to test with a condom
Third was 4 weeks prior to test with a condom
So even if I get a “high negative” I should be able to accept that as it’s unlikely these encounters would mean I’m in the process of seroconversion?
Sorry I just don’t understand high vs low negatives and want to be able to accept my (hopefully) negative result
May 26, 2018 at 4:04 pm #24750Terri WarrenKeymaster
With the time that has passed for the most recent encounter 4 weeks ago, a high negative should trigger additional testing at 12 weeks.
May 29, 2018 at 7:27 am #24787
My results were <.2
In this case
And my last three exposures were with condoms as detailed in the timeline above
Would you say it’s safe to move on without further testing?
May 29, 2018 at 7:43 am #24789
Correction: With condoms and partners of unknown HSV status
June 5, 2018 at 1:47 pm #24842Terri WarrenKeymaster
This is a very low positive and should provide you with reassurance. The testing is not perfect and missed some infections but for now this seems like a very good result for you.
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