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“About 5% of people who take the herpeselect test, test positive in the 1.1 to 3.5 range”
Do you mean that most people that test positive test higher than 3.5 with this particular test?
Also, per a previous question- I tested .9 IgM. Does that mean I have some type of positive herpes activity?
And, do you know if the referenced Medscape chart holds true for Herpeselect?
Ok, I renewed again, I think I wasn’t specific enough in a previous question.
Do you know the rate of low false positives in the Herpeselect Chemiluminescence Immunoassay specifically?
Also, when people seroconvert, do their IGG levels ramp upward? Is there a typical movement in levels?
I have one more, and will renew should you tell me to.
If a person tests false positive due to other proteins in the blood, are they likely to continuously test false positive? What is the source/cause of these proteins?
sorry to take so much of your time, this may be the worst thing that has happened to me and I am consumed with it.
I renewed again, thank you
I found out that the testing I got was Herpeselect Chemiluminescence Immunoassay. Can you comment on the accuracy of this test?
Also, the ability to detect seroconversion?
There is a chart in this study (http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/563696) that shows Herpeselect Focus seroconversion to be 60% at 21 days, maybe 8% at 14 days. It this data applicable to the Herpeselect Chemiluminescence Immunoassay? Are there any charts or data for a detectable seroconversion with Herpeselect Chemiluminescence Immunoassay?
Do people who test negative for HSV1 seroconvert more quickly?
thank you again
I have a couple more questions, if my account is still active, or I can renew.
I tested .9 IgM. Does that mean I have some type of positive herpes activity?
I have been in a monogamous relationship with children for 27 years and have regular unprotected sex. How likely would it be that we have both been positive and asymptomatic for this long? Or that my wife has such minor symptoms that they remain undiagnosed? I don’t think she has been tested, unless it is done during pregnancy. She will get tested soon though.
One other question.
Is groin tingling misdiagnosed?
I honestly can’t/couldn’t tell if I had/have this. It seems like the more I think about it, the more likely it seems like it is there.
And would going tingling necessarily lead to other symptoms?
I have no pain on any kind, however.
Thank you Terri.
I have not arranged for Western Blot, it has been four weeks since the event. Is it not too soon?
What percentage people in their 40’s will experience a primary outbreak when they have a 1st exposure? Prodrome?
I am trying to diagnose myself. The only symptoms I have had were a couple of days where I felt mild nausea and feverishness/clamminess. I never had a temperature ( I checked multiple times). In fact, I was a little cool. At his time I was also suffering panic attacks and hyperventilating a bit.
Does this sound like prodrome? Do people have prodrome without actually getting any other symptoms?
your insight is much appreciated
the red spots in the above photo have not changed much, perhaps receded slightly. Would a herpes spot necessarily turn into a lesion?
I continue to be symptom free, if I am positive, would this set a trend for future outbreaks?
The reason I originally got tested was I had a day of frequent urination. Is this a symptom?
If I am HSV2 positive, should I worry about kissing my children?
I had another test done (with routine bloodwork)
It shows IGG of 1.2 and IGM .9
To recap, after possible exposure-
13 days- 1.6 IGG
17day- 1.38 IGG
20 day 1.22 IGG .9 IGM
Can anything be extrapolated from these numbers or is it too soon to tell?
Do my multiple low IGG readings have any bearing on the possibility of them being false? Since I keep getting them it is more likely not a false reading OR no bearing at all. I understand that a large number of positive IGG readings under 3.5 are false.
Wouldn’t my IGM levels be high if a recent exposure?
If I had recent exposure, shouldn’t my IGG numbers be going up?
I did not previously have those red spots on the penis. Is it possible they are chafe from running (sounds like a stretch I know). Will they necessarily turn into lesions if they are herpes (they appear to be receding.)
If a person has mild/no symptoms during a first outbreak, does that set a trend for the future?
thank you Terri
I renewed. A couple more, thank you.
Just how likely would it be for a person to test positive for HSV2 with an igg reading of 1.6 after only (exactly) 13 days?
And, what are the odds that a person could have HSV2 for more than 2 decades and not know? I.E., is this common at all?
I am trying to determine infection time if indeed I am.
Finally, I uploaded a photo of a couple red dots on the shaft of my penis. Does this look like HSV2 to you? They have no sensation what so ever.
One final question.
How long can a person go without showing symptoms of HSV2? I am 44. There were many times 25 years ago that I could have been exposed. I am wondering how likely it is that I could have walked around with HSV2 for that long and not known it, if I am indeed positive.
The timing of the encounter?
It was 13 days before the first test (1.6) and 17 days before the second test (1.38).
Is the difference in these number statistically significant? If I was building antibodies, wouldn’t the second testing be higher?
Can a person test positive in an igg blood test in less than 2 weeks? If not, and I am indeed positive, would that indicate that I was already positive? (I have never been tested for herpes prior to now)
How many low positives should I have before I am convinced that I am positive? At what point should I get the Western Blot?
I am not showing any dramatic signs of the virus save for ones that could be caused by the stress of being told I am positive. The mild feverishness (no actual temperature) I have gotten could be panic attack related, as could constipation and nausea.
I do have 3 small red dots on the shaft of my penis, I will upload a photo later. Could this be the beginning of lesions?
Do I need to re-up for all these questions to be answered?
Some details I forgot to add.
The encounter included brief protected sex.
I tested negative for HSV1 both time I was tested.
I am also wondering the best course of testing at this point.