Thanks for that reassurance.
I got tested for hsv 1 & 2 around the 13 or 14 week mark (don’t remember the exact date) using a blood test. I believe the test was igG since the nurse kept emphasizing and saying “this blood test isn’t very good at detecting type 1 but is very effective for detection of type 2”.
The clinic I go to takes roughly 7-10 days to get the results back and has a policy of not calling patients who’s results are negative.
I did not receive a call and so my results are negative.
I have now reached roughly 24 weeks since the original encounter.
I have 3 small last questions just so that I can ease my mind and move on once and for all.
About 1 day ago I found about 3-4 spots on each buttocks (they look like pimples in my opinion). They were in the same general area at least a few inches apart and not huddled close to each other. There was no pain, no blistering and weren’t raised above the skin and fluid filled as shown in some pictures that can be found online. In fact it was difficult to find them by passing my hand over them. The color was very a faint red just like when skin is rubbed too much.
I managed to pop one and it now feels a little bruised and the rest seem to have significantly shrunk and some cleared up overnight. I did put some moisturizing cream afterwards to hydrate the skin but other than that I do not use any creams or medications.
Do herpes lesions last much longer than 1 – 3 days?
Should I have tested at 16 weeks instead of week 13-14? Should I get tested now?
If I understood correctly from online reading, the blood test is around 92% certain at 12 weeks. For the 8% that the test misses, is it mostly due to people taking antivirals?
Thank you very much for your help Terri! 🙂