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Test Positive For HSV 1 And 2 If You Had Shingles? I have returned to the doctor for retesting and was told there was no reason to retest as I was positive. Recently i did my herpes type-specific blood tests, results came a couple of days ago and HSV-1 was positive but HSV-2 was negative. I know that when the IgM test is ran (this one should NEVER be used anymore because its not accurate) it can pick up sometimes if you have had chicken pox and other types of the virus. Could he have gotten two false negatives in the past? I have scoured the internet and found nothing. Mine was four years ago, at age 22, when I sat crumpled in a chair just like this.

1. The infectious disease specialist advised me that, since the viral culture was positive, I could be sure I had herpes. By the next morning, the blisters had began to spread downwards and wrapped underneath to my right buttock, sort of under/to the right of my tailbone in back. They’re the ones who should know, but it does seem odd! New doc said it might be herpes, but didn’t test or give me anything for it. My exhusband tested positive for both but he never had an outbreak that he can remember. Friction, trauma, or sex apparently do not trigger outbreaks of genital herpes due to HSV-2.


What she found out next is something all women should know about. Shingles (and chickenpox) is caused by the Herpes zoster virus, and it is the Herpes simplex virus that causes HSV type 1 and type 2. In addition, the results of HSV type specific IgG testing is sometimes used during pregnancy to identify risks of congenital HSV disease and allow for focused counseling prior to delivery. The immune reaction is a necessary part of achieving immunity. How is it possible to test positive for Herpes 2 antibodies, and also test negative for Herpes 2 in a PCR blood test? All negative except what they say was an IGG test positive for HSV2 at value of 20.5. PCR blood tests are designed to detect genital herpes whether there are visible symptoms or not.

I did not get tested again til January 2011. Exposure to microbes such as those that cause tuberculosis and malaria commonly cause false positive results, as do the presence of tapeworms and other parasites. The test I had was the Herpeselect Test. Current doctor said the HSV2 IGG came back negative so in his mind I don’t have it and that is the end of the story. The SimulFluor DFA assay is a rapid immunofluorescence assay that can detect 80% of the HSV-positive specimens and 87% of the VZV-positive specimens with a 1.5-h turnaround time. But she could have already had hsv1 from childhood exposure to cold sores, or hsv 1 or 2 from oral-genital contact from someone before you. Genital herpes frequently has no symptoms, so you can be infected and contagious without knowing it.

It is also possible to use PCR to distinguish between wild-type and vaccine strains of VZV. Herpes zoster (HZ; shingles) results from reactivation and replication of varicella-zoster virus (VZV) that has remained latent in sensory ganglia following varicella (chickenpox). If your ObG wants to check it out, the senior author on the research is Dr. The next question to my doctor was how my last STD exam was? appearance mimicking herpes simplex. I have never had any visible outbreaks on or in my mouth. – I found during my own pregnancy blood but do not have symptoms or outbreaks had always strange, but thankful for a definition of herpes, which causes genital herpes, and testing and treatment of herpes, it is also possible to transfer an infected !

The Herpes Select ELISA is reported back as an index value. The second through Planned Parenthood, “HSV Type 1 IgG” & “HSV Type 2 IgG” (I am not certain what test they use — the results came from “Center for Disease Detection, San Antonio, TX”). Research shows that the IgM in the blood by up to a third of people during recurrences may resurface, while it will be negative in the first episodes have a maximum of half of the recently acquired herpes, but the cultural document. I was shocked (to say the least) and asked for a followup blood test which my doctor approved. With the new millennium, type specific herpes simplex virus (HSV) antibody tests based on the type specific proteins, gG-1 and gG-2, are now on the market for clinicians who wish to use them and for patients who desire to be tested. ) and how common the infection is in the community. A week later, I called the results hotline and was informed, via recording, that I had tested positive for HSV 2.