Little update for you. I did a home HSV 1/2 rapid test last Tuesday and it remains negative. I never heard back from the lab. My infectious disease doctor stated that if my IGG is neg at 6 months I should consider myself negative despite suppressive therapy? I’m hoping you can share some peer reviewed evidence on delayed seroconversion that I might bring to the table, as I would like his management plan to be an informed one.
I had a single bump on my inner thigh, but with ice, tea tree oil and an increase to 2g for a few days in the Valtrex it popped on its own overnight and showed no signs of ulceration. It was non tender. This was just prior to the onset of my period AND I has just switched to the 500mg daily (I’ve since started back at 500mg BID in anticipation of an upcoming entyvio infusion). Prodromal symptoms too.
I spoke with the partner who I suspect passed it. He said he’s never had any symptoms but his ex used to get cold sores.
I have been feeling near constant sciatic-like pain running down my right thigh. Ugh!! Suggestions?
Reminder I am immuncompromised; I’ve been in remission for Crohns since June and on entyvio infusions since December. My gastroenterologist was clear that the Medication should be held if there is an active (diagnosed) lesion. I have not yet been able to get a swab done as I panicked the first time and it disappeared so quickly with the second.
1) is there evidence that the course of herpes could be worse in terms of outbreak frequency and severity since I immediately went on a suppressive dose following my first perceived outbreak? Am
I disallowing my body’s ability to build an immune response?
2) are there predictors for the severity of the disease? Do antivirals affect this?
3) if I go off the antivirals in order to get a proper serology result, and start getting outbreaks again; can this be a catalyst to resistant strains? Again I know this is more common (4-7%) with immunocompromised individu