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Bump, actually a few more questions.
If the swab test had been positive, would that along with somewhat harsh symptoms & a low positive IGG imply a recent infection (first OB), or is there just no way to know?
Wife wants me to test, given I’ve had no symptoms should I just do standard igg or go straight to western blot?
Does she need to wait 12-weeks to do western blot (it’s been +/- 7-weeks since symptoms first appeared)?
Thanks for everything. At end of day this comes down to me believing her and I do. She’s asked me to get tested so I am. She has a followup visit in a month & is going to ask about Western blot. If they say no she’ll go thru you, she wants to know as much as I do.
Last question – She wants me to test, given I’ve had no symptoms should i just do standard igg or go straight to western blot?
So it’s possible this “outbreak” is not HSV1 but something else, but she has an old HSV1 infection?
Is there anything telling or unique about the order her symptoms appeared – white patch/bump on rectum, then a few days later inflamed/irritated urethra, then a few more days & bump/sore appears on lip & vagina becomes red/inflamed?
My wife is adamant that she has not been unfaithful, & I believe her, but we still would like confirmation of hsv1 even if it doesn’t really tell us much more.
FWIW, Here is more detailed test report (i was slightly off on igg for hsv1, but basically the same)
HSV Culture w/reflex to typing
Your value – see note
Culture negative for herpes simplex virus
Collected from vagina/vaginal specimen (SWAB)
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) 1 & 2 IGM Screen
Herpes simplex virus 1 IgM
Your value – Positive
Herpes simplex virus 2 IgM
Your value – Negatve
HSV 1 IgM Titer
Your value 1:40
HSV 1 IgG type-Specific Ab
Your value – 1.84 Index
Standard <0.90 Index
HSV 2 IgG type-Specific Ab
Your value – <0.90 Index
Standard <0.90 Index
Is it at least reasonable to conclude from tests that this is not HSV2
Wife reminded me that I did kiss up her leg to her inner thigh one nite in February (just after Valentines Day). I had forgotten that. She stopped me before I got “there”, but I did kiss her upper/inner thigh.
About 10 years ago my wife went thru breast cancer, double M, radiation, chemo, the works. Since then she does not enjoy receiving oral due to dryness, etc. It’s probably been 5 or more years since the last time I even tried with her.