Although my blood and urine tests for all sexually transmitted diseases were negative, including HSV-1 and 2, I recently had an outbreak in my genital area. The primary episode usually occurs 2-14 days after exposure to an infected person. I had made a recent blood work, my type 1 and 2 IGM both was negative, but my type 1 IGG returned 0. The Herpes 2 IgG Abs test is highly accurate in screening for Herpes as it looks for antibodies which will last for the life of the infected person. I just got health insurance and plan on seeing a PCP and then a dermatologist. HSV2 (genital) is less common and much more maligned. Newer tests are called type-specific serologic tests.

The important thing is to get tested. Why it is so socially negative is strange. no oral herpes blisters ever. The other reliable option looks at the swab test of herpes sores. Here is where it gets confusing, my sexual history definitely confirms that I got herpes from my boyfriend. My pap came back clear as well. However, I have never actually seen his results on paper.

A negative 8 weeks after exposure should be very reassuring. I then did some research online and discovered that many specialists advise against using the Herpes IgM test for diagnostic purposes and that doctors should instead rely on type-specific IgG tests to make diagnoses. In addition, these tests can be expensive; false positive test results may occur in some persons with a low likelihood of infection; and the diagnosis may have adverse psychological effects for some people. However, with herpes, there are significant issues with the IgM test. I got a refill after about 2 weeks, a stronger dose, and finished the prescription. About 3 weeks after that possible exposure, I started experiencing strange symptoms in my genital region and inner thighs such as: tingling up and down my legs, on my genitals, itching on and off, and a pins and needles type of feeling that has continued chronically for the past 3. Viral culture and DNA tests can be done if you are experiencing symptoms.

Amazon. The diagnosis of herpes requires a great discussion on the risk of transmission, when lesions are present and when lesions are not present. They were negative for herpes. I got tested because i saw a couple little bumps on my shaft a couple weeks after being with her, i popped them because at first i thought they were pimples or something of the sort, and a lil clear fluid came out, but before i popped them you could not tell there was fluid in them. My history: In January of 2011 I had my first cold sore outbreak…2 coldsores came out. What about kissing? I had the test done by Labcorp and it does not appear it was done via ELISA or Western blot.

Mothers also need support, encouragement, and assistance after birth to enjoy feeding and caring for their babies. I don’t think physicians fully appreciate the damage that a false positive HSV2 result can inflict on a patient (even if only short-term) and I feel it is incredibly irresponsible to use a cheaper test (if that is what occurred) that yields more false positives, before going to a more costly, but more reliable test. But the results for both blood test (type 1 and 2) and culture tests are negative and my bf who does not have any symptons, is also negative. Today he’s fine, meaning he never had the virus. The enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) is the most common immunoassay utilized for the detection of HIV antibody and antigen. I am feeling kind of abandoned and don’t know where to go from here. That’s why you can’t simply go get tested the day after you’ve been exposed to genital herpes.

If it comes back positive then you know that you have herpes (and the test will tell you which type – HSV1 or HSV2). Private Confidential Lab Testing In most states, you can order  your own CONFIDENTIAL blood tests for STDs including herpes by using services  like or HealthCheckUSA or Because your results can not distinguish between type 1 and type two, and the wording of the results, it sounds like the older IgM test. 2. Another thing is that I’ve gotten sick twice in the span of 6 months with extreme throat and neck pain I thought i had the flu or strep throat which isn’t a shocker since I work at a school but my results came back negative for both. Bottom line; the longer you wait, the higher the accuracy of a negative result. HSV 2 Herpeselect & Western Blot Conflicting Results This topic contains 4 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Terri Warren 8 months, 2 weeks ago.