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Unfortunately, they did not put the swab in the right container so I didn’t find out those results. But I was IgG tested 2 weeks after the encounter.
HSV2 IgG 0.26 (<0.90) – negative.
HSV1 IgG 36.10 (>0.90) – positive.
I know that was too soon to seroconvert, and I am still worried because the bump that showed up a few hours after sex was in a similar place, from what I remember, to where the outer tip of the condom immediately after sex was resting on as I was laying down. Do you think the vaginal fluids, possibly containing HSV2 particles that then transferred from the condom laying on my skin, in an area close to where the inguinal lymph nodes are located, caused that bump?
Then, approximately 5 days after the encounter, I got a rash on my other thigh. But I’ve had a rash like that in that location approximately one year ago, so I’m not sure what to attribute that to.
And, since the interaction, I’ve had more consistent itching than ever before, lasting almost a month and a half. Can a recurrent GHSV1 outbreak have greater intensity/duration than previous GHSV1 outbreaks?
And now, approximatley 11 weeks after the encounter, I’ve noticed a small open ulcer near the base of my shaft where it meets the scrotum.
The mishandling of the labs, the consistent itching, the possible transfer from the outer surface of the condom, waiting for three months for an IgG, and meeting someone new who I like very much and want to be as open and honest as possible with is very anxiety inducing.
I will get a final IgG blood test within the next week.