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October 26, 2015 at 1:07 am #10295Oilman125Participant
Approximately 3 years ago I tested positive for HSV-2. I have never once had any symptoms, lesions or sores ever.
My test was setup through http://www.stdexpress.com. When I registered I thought I was setting up a docters appointment at an std clinic. I end up at a very odd clinic in a converted house. Everyone there was mothers and children getting there prenatal care and I was the ONLY man there and aside from the staff the only one who spoke English. I was kind of freaked out and honestly it was a bit sketchy. (Not to say I wasn’t happy to see everyone having access to basic government health care!!!!)
Test was sent to labcorp. Everything negative except HSV2 – IgG @ 6.3. I know this is super high. But the lingering question in my head is the quality of this place that did the draw and a few negative things I have read online about LabCorp.
The new love of my life… Has stated unequivocally HSV is out of the question!
I am accepting of testing positive and living the correct way with it… but my new partner has brought it back to the fore front of thought. We have not been intimate yet and likely won’t till I can accurately and confidently tell her.
The question is….. Is it worth getting the Western Blot for peace of mind and possible saving my relationship or are the IgG values so high that it’s not even a question?
Thanks in advance,
October 27, 2015 at 11:47 am #10315Terri WarrenKeymaster
Well, I this week had someone with a 6.1 test indeterminate on western blot so I”m open to anyone who wants confirmation. I also had someone with an HSV 2 of >5 be negative. Also, sometimes it isnt’ a bad thing to verify that the test done at the lab was actually yours. If you want to do a western blot ,we would be happy to arrange that for you.
So the woman said she wouldn’t be with you if you had herpes, am I reading that correctly?
October 27, 2015 at 8:41 pm #10319Oilman125Participant
Thanks for the information. I may do that.
How is best to go about arranging that?
And yes… its a no go.
October 29, 2015 at 8:18 am #10341Terri WarrenKeymaster
Just call our clinic and set up a phone consultation with me. I think I still have a couple of openings this afternoon.
How unfortunate that this person is making the decision to be or not to be with you based on this small characteristic about yourself. If this was my situation and I had this question, I would find it difficult to want to be with someone who wanted to be with me, only if I tested negative. I mean really? This is a fully manageable minor medical issue with irrational social stigma attached. I suspect she brings her own stuff to a relationship that some might consider less than ideal – they may not be viruses, but they are there. What a way to chose a partner. I find that rather stunning in the year 2015. I know, I know, it happens but I still think it sucks. Her negative thing? Not being able to see the forest for the trees.
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