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April 14, 2023 at 12:48 pm in reply to: Equivocal IgG after 4 weeks. Move on or should I be concerned? #81262
Hi Terri, Cutoff for positive is >11 as mentioned in my report. I guess the index value here is expressed as ten times of what is there in the US.
This was the only sexual encounter I had last month. Before this encounter all the previous ones were just handjobs or boobjobs for the last one year with all the partners wearing pants. And the last report I took around May 2022 had a negative IgG result for HSV2 and all other STIs.
And is it safe to assume that if I had acquired HSV2 90 days before or even earlier to this test, the IgG value would have been a high positive in this test? But, to clarify, there was no other risky exposure in the past 1 year after the May 2022 test except for the 12 March 2023 one.
So, please let me know if I can let this equivocal result go and move on or if there is cause for concern.
If yes, are equivocal values quite common in the general population?April 14, 2023 at 8:57 am in reply to: Equivocal IgG after 4 weeks. Move on or should I be concerned? #81251
Wow. Thank you so much, Terri. So, I need not worry about the equivocal IgG also given the negligible risk?April 13, 2023 at 12:09 am in reply to: Equivocal IgG after 4 weeks. Move on or should I be concerned? #81189
And also said that the sores looked like healing folliculitis as they were around a hair follicle. He didn’t recommend I get tested for HSV.
From March 28 till now – I’ve been experiencing slight muscle pains in my legs. I was recently tested with a B12 deficiency as well. But the muscle pain was mostly there on the days I was so anxious about HSV.
Apr 8 – took a test and the results are as above. Consulted again with my dermatologist. He assured me that I don’t have to worry and the equivocal is just because of the sensitivity of the test. He said I don’t need repeat testing for HSV as this test after 28 days is conclusive enough.
Do you agree with my dermatologist’s assessment? What do you recommend for me? I am worried about passing it on to someone in case I have it?
What do you think was the risk from the exposure? Should I be worried about the results or just put my anxiety to rest?