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I did a retest and got the results back today. This time I took the Herpeselect type specific and it came back negative for HSV1 and HSV2. So this is the testing history to date:
four weeks post possible exposure:
Captia type specific HSV1 negative HSV2 1.27
Five weeks post possible exposure:
Immunoblot type specific HSV1 negative HSV2 negative
Sixe weeks post possible exposure:
Herpeselect type specific HSV1 negative HSV2 negative
Should I wait until 16 weeks and take the Western Blot for confirmation or should I repeat the Herpeselect again at 16 weeks for confirmatory results?
It has been 43 days since the contact in question.
Ok I think I figured it out, thank you.
Thank you so much for all of your input on this. I tried to purchase more questions but my account says it is active, so I am not sure if I am doing it incorrectly. I believe you asked before if I was HSV1 positive and I was not, sorry I forgot to answer.
I had to find a doctor because I am in a new area and he has seemed to be pretty certain this isn’t herpes. I appreciate his confidence but from reading your handbook, and reading around on the internet I am trying to keep a more pessimistic perspective until I can sort this out.
After I wrote my last questions I started to feel some discomfort in my genitals, mostly scrotum, and some inner thigh> It kind of comes and goes (goes away in the cold) but feels cold or like icy hot. Also it seems moist down there and I noticed some fluid on my scrotum coming from the skin. This is similar to how I felt when I went in to the clinic originally with a slight burn in my urethra, and it is now about 30 days since then. Does this sound like herpes symptoms. I can’t really see any lesions can I still have the doctor swab the skin?
Also I wanted to ask about any risks of transmission of HSV2 to my two year old or one year old, from changing their diapers or playing with them.
Thank you for your explanation. Does it make it more likely that it is an early exposure since I did have a recent unprotected encounter with someone who’s status is unknown?
I feel like I keep getting responses from people saying that I should not be to concerned about it, but it makes it to move forward in any direction.
Thank you for your response. How do you land on 85% chance of a false positive in my situation? I have heard these tests are very accurate and 50% below 3.3, is your number based on my situational factors?
Also from a doctor visit last week I got results back today negative for both HSV1 and HSV2 on Herpes Type specific Immunoblot taken roughly five weeks after sexual contact, and a negative for both PCR blood test.