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June 12, 2015 at 12:47 pm in reply to: 1.13 HSV1 index with 4.98 HSV2 index on Herpeselect – want to WB confirm #7280scared_hsv2Participant
I have the cervical pap type. In February 2015, I had to have a colposcopy because my pap smear appeared abnormal. The results of that were that there was no dysplasia. I am due to see my gyn for my yearly exam of which I will have another pap smear.
As I mentioned in my previous post, I also have psoriasis of which I am taking a medication called Otezla. This medication supposedly does not affect the immune system as other biological medicines for psoriasis do but I wonder the impact of adding an antiviral drug as well.
Thank you for the information. I will contact the clinic to learn about ordering the WB and have the blook drawn at a lab near me.June 11, 2015 at 2:34 pm in reply to: 1.13 HSV1 index with 4.98 HSV2 index on Herpeselect – want to WB confirm #7236scared_hsv2Participant
Hi again, Terri:
Thank you for your prompt response. I have read that Herpeselect index values in the low positive range (under 3.5) may present as false positive. I have read of some instances of values of up 5.0 that have come up as negative on WB. I’m not sure the accuracy of that and I’m sure if it happens, it is rare. At an index level of 4.98 for HSV2, I feel that I will be more than likely be positive per WB. But, since you mentioned WB also looks at HSV1, it would be good to confirm my low positive for HSV1. I’m interested in having the WB done. I just don’t want to go through my provider for this test. I see that your clinic is able to do this, which appears more convenient by allowing me to go to a Quest Lab near me. I’m just curious on what I need to do and the cost though your clinic. Can you provide information on this.
In 06/2014, I was also diagnosed with HPV and I also have psoriasis since about April of 2007. It is heart-breaking to hear you are affected by something else that has no cure. I’m sure it is something you learn to adjust your life to but with the unfortunate stigma of having HSV2, I think this will take alot more time to do.
My question now is, at what point is it advisable to take anti-viral drugs if you have no symptoms and does index value (which provides information on IGg antibodies to HSV1 and HSV2) suggest anything about outbreaks?