I don’t know what could be happening with your hand but if you are concerned, you should have a medical professional check it out.
Your index value is still in the low positive range. It has been my experience that people who have low positives values (those below 3.5) continue to have those as they test beyond a negative western blot. I can’t promise you that this is a false positive result again, but I think it is likely.
1. Knowing that getting blood work from herpes will give back a positive but low positive based on my index in ghe first post and after the WB giving negative, how high on a blood test should we be worried if it’s possibly an actual positive that would need another WB confirmation in this upcoming test?
I would be concerned about anything over 3
2. Should I get future genital herpes tests if I have a skin reaction down there or to avoid any tests unless the doctor think it’s that regardless of my anxiety and hypochondria?
If you have an actual sore or sores in the genital area, they should be swab tested, yes
3. Ever since I was diagnosed negative on the WB it has been a relief for me due to the burden lifted on having to disclose, but still stand that it is stigmatized, but I have realized it had damaged me with me thinking for years I had it of false diagnosis, hence the anxiety. Do you have any advice? Know of any research for cure or destigamtizing blogs?
Feel free to share any extra information beyond.
There is a Reddit thread that is very helpful identify the most recent work on cure and treatment.
I know it is sometimes hard to get past the belief that you were infected and when you are not. You just have to keep working on that in your head.
- This reply was modified 1 year, 6 months ago by Terri Warren.