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The patient was treated empirically with acyclovir for herpetic encephalitis. why did his doctor order a test they normally don’t order? The test came back POSITIVE for both HSV 1 and HSV 2. I’m really exhausted today so if something I said didn’t make sense, just say so so I can try to explain later on when I”m caught up on sleep 🙂  Also keep asking questions! and question two is am I actually infected? So I appreciate the opportunity to put it all in one place. Thus the lesion on your chin may or may not have been HSV.

Not your problem, I know, but still, a concern. Herpes testing options can be confusing. In addition, I have probably slept with her a total of about 35 times, and not in one period of time, but rather a week here, a week there, etc. All is well. Equivocal may suggest early infection. Please help, I already feel horrible about this because I may have infected my partner with this disease if I have it, even though he claims to have experineced no syptoms yet. My first partenr and i got back together and dated until June 2010.

we used condoms and well. I don’t understand why I have never seen any type of bump or rash anywhere on him, mouth or genital. Very confused. I really appreciate your help in eliminating my confusion!! Don’t blame your doctor (too much) for not being aware of proper interpretation of the HSV blood tests. As far as your own results are concerned, you are smack in the middle of the gray zone. A positive herpes IgG test only tells you that at some point in time you acquired the herpes virus (1 or 2 or both depending on your results).


I didn’t think much of it. I know that this does not make any since because Im aware that I’ve had hsv 1 oral since I was younger because I had one oral outbreak. If there was ever anything in my genital region I couldn’t easily explain away, I would’ve gone straight to the doctor. I understand that the IGG tests can detect up to 98% of ppl at the 3 mth mark for HSVII, but all it takes is that small 2% of ppl unknowingly infected with the potential to do a lot of damage to a lot of people’s lives. 2. She has Type 2. who ordered the WB test also viewed the IGG results and prescribed some Bactroban.

Should I be concerned with values going into the positive. Click to find out your herpes cure. Two herpes experts, H. My doctor told me one of his patients had been married for 20 years and all of a sudden had an outbreak. However this didnt go on for very long, there was no penitration etc. You do need to wait 3-4 months from the time of possible infection for the test to be considered accurate. I will get them in the next 48 hours.

This happens in every test out there they all have false negative and false positive issues out there. By the way, I have never ever had any of the symptoms relative to herpes. I’ve been reading alot about a false positive being below 3.5, could this be true for me since I have never experienced any symptoms? The HSV 2 score was 1.93, with anything over 1.09 again said to be positive. Your swab found the actual virus. They were low positives. This study focused on 28 individuals who had previously ordered HSV-2 diagnostic tests and had received inconclusive results.

I thought perhaps this could be herpes, though I am unsure. I was prescribed some antibiotics and a cream for the candida and everything cleared up quite quickly. Next, be sure you have had (or arrange to get) proper HSV serology testing. It is often an inaccurate test, sometimes shows up with new infection, and very often shows up with old infection. And i do not have any symptoms(never had cold sores whatsoever) related to herpes. I’ve been in a commited relationship for over 6 months and for the majority of the time we’ve been using codoms. About two weeks ago, I got an IGG blood test done to double check everything.

5) A positive IgG also doesn’t tell you where you have the virus. In most cases (>90%), HPV will be cleared within 2 years. I’m confused and can’t seem to find the accurate information online. HI HOW ARE YOU. STD Testing Huntsville offers confidential, FDA approved health testing locally. Basically, if you test positive for herpes type 1 and negative for 2 that does not mean you don’t have genital herpes. 1) How do they determine the positive number of an antibody result over 1.10.