Genital herpes is an infection caused by either the Type 1 (HSV-1) or Type 2 (HSV-2) herpes simplex virus. When an ELISA result is negative, no Western Blot test is performed, and the person is declared “HIV-negative”. The sensitivities of the tests ranged from 86 to 100%; the specificities ranged from 47 to 99%. Caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1) or type 2 (HSV2), genital herpes is a chronic, lifelong infection with nearly continuous, low-level viral shedding and intermittent clinical recurrences characterized by transmission through sexual contact. If you have had no risk events in past 3 months then that should be a good result. I don’t know what that result will be, but what I do know is that if I had listened only to my primary care Dr. I have the medicine and the pain pills but I would like to know of any home remedies to help alleviate this first, really bad outbreak.

The sensitivities of the tests ranged from 86 to 100%; the specificities ranged from 47 to 99%. The problem I encountered is that it was virtually impossible to find it. 14 weeks and take the western blot test which is said to be the gold standard. The assay is designed to be utilized by any trained laboratory technician, so as to be feasibly implemented in at any hour of the day in a clinical laboratory serving obstetrical patients. Results of anaerobic cultures rarely influence clinical management. I wonder if I should ask for the Western Blot test to verify the original test. Raising the positive cut-off index value for HSV-2 from 1.1 to 3.5 yielded a sensitivity of 90 and a specificity of 96.

Several other groups have demonstrated measurements of clinically relevant analytes in serum samples including C-reactive protein (CRP) (Bhattacharyya and Klapperich 2007; Gervais and Delamarche 2009), specific IgE levels (Heyries et al. Should I wait a few months than get tested again? All the links and descriptions on this page are taken from public sources such as search engines (,, If you have a positive swab test from a lesion for HSV 2, for example, and you have a negative HSV 2 IgG antibody test, then you have new HSV 2 infection you have virus present on your skin, but not enough time has passed for you to have made antibody. These can be used in combination to determine both whether you are currently infected as well as whether you have been infected in the past. If you have HSV-2, they’re greata blood test will only miss about one percent of people with the infection. A: Acyclovir (Zovirax) is an antiviral medication indicated for the acute treatment of herpes zoster (shingles), the treatment of initial episodes and the management of recurrent episodes of genital herpes and the treatment of chickenpox.

This is a very useful way to identify a protein. After the overnight elution step, the eluates were diluted at three different levels, 1:4, 1:3, and 1:2. They miss more infected people than the HSV-2 test does — but that positive results are reliable, regardless of the ELISA ratio value. Specificity was shown to be lower in HIV-1 seropositive individuals. Thats the thing i didn’t have any symptoms but i tested positive for genital herpes 2, and ya i agree we shouldn’t feel ashamed because its not like we wanted to get it, but cmon the name itself sounda nasty, then the fact that u get sores is gross but it does help a lil too see that i am not alone and can talk to u guys on here. Do come back and let us know your next test result. Serum immunoglobulin responses to individual T.

The positive and negative predictive values were not calculated since the sample sets were not representative of the entire population. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the company’s expectations include, but are not limited to, those factors that are disclosed under the heading Risk Factors” and elsewhere in documents filed by the company from time to time with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory authorities. Not exposed to either HSV 1 or HSV2. The remaining 1,064 sera were not tested subsequently. HOWEVER, there is little evidence that your sore tongue was due to herpes and in fact, it is unlikely that that was the case- a.) your symptoms only lasted a few days, symptoms of initial HSV lasts 2-3 weeks; b.) your low positive test was positive for HSV-2, which is very, very unusual as a cause of oral HSV. The person who gave it to you may never have had an outbreak in their lives. At this time, no detection of HSV-1 or HSV-2 in the general population, doctors recommend.