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Well I experienced clear fluid blisters after sexual exposure about 3 years ago which I thought was herpes. I went and got tested for both herpes 1 and 2 IGG type specific every 3-6 months and I have been doing the tests ever since because these pimples keep coming back and I want to be certain it is not herpes
Doctors say there is really no way to tell through the blood work. I had a pcr swab test on the puss bumps which also came back negative but not on something like this
Is it possible that I was exposed to herpes and blood tests keep coming back negative even with these symptoms? Can the antibodies hide in the blood?
Does the picture of the pimple look anything like herpes?
I just received my test results again and wanted to go over them with you
HSV 1 GLYCOPROTEIN G AB, IGG <=0.90 IV 0.09
HERPES VIR. II ABS, IGG <=0.90 IV 0.07
I’m going to try and find out what my type 1 number was 10 years ago that I tested positive. But my main concern is type 2
Is it possible that my initial outbreaks of clear fluid blisters were herpes if all my tests keep coming back negative?
Is it also possible that the tests are just missing my anti-bodies and can’t find it in my blood. Because I tested positive for type 1 several years ago and now its negative. So maybe it can be the same for type 2
I know both numbers are very low. But I am still worried because I have been positive for herpes 1 in the past and now it’s negative
How accurate are the blood tests for herpes?
Is it possible to only have 1 outbreak and never have one again? Which is why I keep getting tested negative
The last thing is, when I tested positive for herpes type 1 several years ago which I am not concerned about. All of my outbreaks were on around the mouth area and they looked just like pimples. Looked a lot like the one in the genital area that I keep getting all the time. Which I am confused about being negative so many times for type 2
Do the pimples look like they can be infected hair follicles or follicullitis?
The pimples that reacur do not look like the first initial outbreak that I had which is why I am not so concered about these pimples but still would like to get a diagnosis of why the occur every few weeks. I’ve read that herpes can come and go evry couple of weeks or so
What could be mistaken for herpes that would cause clear fluid blisters. I am almost certain the first outbreak was due to herpes but the blood tests say otherwise
Is it possible that all the type specific tests were wrong? Or that maybe my body fought of the virus?
Last question. I want to get tested one more time next week but I wanted to get your opinion on whether it even makes sense to since it has been 3 years. If I was diagnosed with herpes, will it show up 3-4 years later?