Hi Terri, I am seeing posts about how LabCorp hasn’t been super trustworthy.
My HSV 1 positives were 7 – 8 the 2 times I got tested through them. Is it worth getting the western blot instead?
I’m wondering if I’ve been worried this whole time and don’t even have HSV at all?
The only other date of suspected exposure with a different person was Saturday May 13. I did not experience any symptoms until Monday May 22
I appreciate your response and this forum in general. It’s the most helpful resource I’ve encountered so far.
I know, I wish I had known ahead of time how important it was NOT to take the Valtrex before confirming whether I had herpes or not. Most medical professionals I’ve met since this scare have been alarmingly unknowledgeable about herpes and none of them warned that it would impact testing.
I have NOT taken any Valtrex since 5/31. The date of suspected exposure (although I contacted that man and he sent me his lab results from April which tested negative on the IgG test for both HSV-1 and HSV-2 – there are others who could be the perps as well though) was 5/21. I just took my first IgG test just for HSV-2 on 6/23 which came in at <0.9 – Negative.
What do you make of this result?
What should my next steps be?
And how should I modify my behaviors in the meantime?
Thanks again Terri.