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May 23, 2023 at 5:52 pm #81729
Sexual history: Had an STD test: March 3, 2019. Everything clean including HSV 2.
From 2019 – 2022, I was with one partner, unprotected but monogamous as far as I know. I had another test again in 2021 that was also clean but I cant remember if we tested HSV 2. Ex-partner also claims to have had multiple STD tests but I haven’t seen them.
Then in 2023 I was with two partners, used protection with first one (only had sex two times, both times used protection). Newest partner only been sleeping with since March 6 2023, have not used protection but we’ve also only slept together like 5 times or so. Never noticed any outbreaks on any one I have been with.
Had std test April 27, 2023. I always test when I am with a new person. I’ve also never have had any outbreaks or STD like symptoms.
My IGg was 5.66 HSV 2 at Labcorp. HSV 1 IGg was 0.12
I just got my western blot back today and I am Indeterminate for HSV 2., negative for HSV 1.
I happened to be sick with some weird like strep throat type illness before I got my STD test. Basically I had strep throat like symptoms. swollen throat, spots on tonsils, but I also had really huge swollen lips like I was having an allergic reaction it looked like, no bumps or blisters or sores anything like that. I took amoxicillin & it went away but tested negative for strep, doctor thought it could still be strep anyways though. I also have had covid before. I am not sure if any of these viruses could make my IGg test be a false positive.
Do I need to do another western blot or should I do another IGG? it was so hard for me to do WB first time I am not sure what to do now.
May 24, 2023 at 12:32 pm #81746Terri WarrenKeymaster
The UW recommendation is to repeat the blot in 3 months from the first draw and if indeterminate again, consider yourself negative. Why was it hard to do the blot? What happened?
May 24, 2023 at 5:43 pm #81756
It was difficult because my doctor had never heard of it before so it was just a lot of headache getting him to work with me on it. When I do it again in three months I will work with you directly.
Should I consider myself negative in the mean time? I got another IGG today for more info but still waiting for the results.
May 25, 2023 at 4:40 am #81757
My second IGG went down to 3.16 I just got it back this morning. So confused.
May 26, 2023 at 7:48 am #81774Terri WarrenKeymaster
I can’t know if you are infected or not because of the indeterminate BUT in terms of the redrawn, please have no unprotected sex for the next three months while you are waiting AND don’t take antiviral medication.
In all of my career, I’ve had many indeterminates in patients and only one has gone from indeterminate to positive during that entire time of 40 years.
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