I had not had intercourse in 4.5 years and then started sex with a new partner on on June 7th and June 12th. On June 14th I noticed a suspicious bump that tested positive for HSV2 by PCR. Never took ANY antivirals because I knew they could mess with future blood tests and the Blot. I waited slightly over 16 weeks from June 14th to get the Blot. My Blot said positive for HSV1 and negative for HSV2. After my initial diagnosis my partner got tested by IgG and was positive for both HSV 1 and 2 and later got the Blot which confirmed he was positive for HSV 1 and 2. My IgGs after my initial diagnosis remained negative for both for months until the IgG finally showed me as positive for HSV1 in January 2019.
Oddly…Shortly AFTER getting my Blot results I noticed another outbreak that was MUCH more obvious than the first. 3 weepy bumps that itched like hell and caused a good deal of swelling on that side but otherwise not painful. Got another positive HSV2 PCR at that time which suggests the Blot missed my HSV2 for whatever reason. Again, the Blot does say I have HSV1 but I’ve never had any oral sores or other sores vaginally.
All IgG tests remained negative from June until January 2019 when I finally tested positive by IgG for HSV 2 but I STILL show as negative for HSV 1 (I know that is common with IgG).
I definitely waited slightly more than 16 weeks suggested for the Blot and I swear on my life I never took ANY antivirals after that first outbreak in June leading up to the Blot. Not one. Got the Blot in October and didn’t get another outbreak until AFTER the Blot in November.
Again, I continue to get a mild outbreak about every other month. A real bummer to say the least.
Thank you again—so curious what you think…I will actually be in Seattle in July and could do another Blot no problem if you think that would make sense.