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I tested for HSV-1 as well, but that test was negative.
My current partner has never tested for HSV-2, but she has tested for all other STDs and is negative. She was going to get tested, but thought it made more sense to wait longer for the antibodies to appear if she got it from me. Should she just get tested now to confirm that I did not get it from her? I would think that since we only had sex for the first time about 3 weeks ago, it is unlikely I would be seeing antibodies that soon if I recently received the virus.
The last time I had sex with someone other than my partner was about 3 1/2 months ago, and that was a single sexual encounter. My understanding that is, unless they are having a break out, the transmittal rate is extremely low for each instance of sex. So even if that person had HSV-2, the odds of me getting it from sex once are extremely low. Please correct me if I’m wrong.
I’m very nervous that there is a 50% I do have HSV-2.
Also, what could cause a false positive?
- This reply was modified 7 years, 9 months ago by AnonymousGuy.