Hello guys, exactly a year ago, I had gotten unprotected oral sex from a woman. In 2 days, i had a lesion just below head of penis and when it did not heal for 3-4 days, i went to a doctor who told it was Herpes 1. After that below are the tests I have done. So, contradicting. Please tell me what to believe.
1. Swab test on day 5 - negative for HSV 1,2 2. Local lab - IGG antibody test on day 5 - negative for HSV 1,2 3. LabCorp - IGG antibody test on day 30 - negative for HSV 1,2 4. Quest - IGG antibody test on 4 months mark - HSV1 -1.78, HSV2 <0.90 5. Quest- IGG antibody test on 1 year mark - HSV1 <0.90 HSV2 <0.90
All through this period, I have constant itching on right thigh region and right part of penis where lesion occured.
Which test to believe? I have not done Western blot as it is costly
@SaminTO This sounds like a mix of OCD and Paranoia combined.
Only you can fight this battle as the battle you're fighting is in your head! That's it. Your mind is playing tricks on you. There is no fear, your mind is believing the negative thoughts and accepting them as fact.
Only a qualified therapist/psychologist or psychiatrist can assist you. I'd recommend a therapist or psychologist. They're trained to use proven methods/techniques to help you overcome the fears/issues you have. Psychiatrists on the other hand have medical degrees but usually resort to medication. You can't just pop a pill and be better!
I'm not sure what country you're in but if you're in Australia, your GP can put you on a mental health plan. You get 10 sessions partially refunded by Medicare (they pay 1/2 so my sessions cost about $80 after the rebate). I walked away with breathing techniques and many others I sometimes use from time to time.
I'm agnostic and I'm sorry if I offend anyone but I don't believe in praying to God or the heavens for help with this virus. What the OP is dealing with is a mental health issue. Prayer won't help with this or with any physical pain/symptoms. For pain/physical symptoms are had, this is where advancements we as humans have made both in manufactured medicine and naturalpath remedies (even ancient herbal medicines) come to play. Good luck, SaminTO. If you need any help mate, shoot us a message.
thank you aces for sharing your story however I can't just move on with my life like this virus is nothing to worry about. I could never be w/ a non-H person knowing that I could infect them at ANY TIME, even if they were aware of the risk and were willing to take it. At this point I just wish I could disclose my status to someone without being ridiculed.
I can relate SaminTO.
I was first diagnosed last June and, for the first 3 months of so, I constantly wore medical gloves anytime I showered,used the washroom, or put makeup on my face. I went through about 4 boxes of gloves and then decided that I would not buy anymore.
I still to this day wash my hands every single time I put my clothes on (cause my hands might have brushed agaist the virus) or after I use the washroom. I know it's probably a bit overboard but I just can't stop.
Herpes is constantly on my mind.I wish I had some practical advice but unfortunately all I can do is commiserate.
Hi sailing, welcome ! There are some groups from your location just message the green Moderator Sunflowerflagirl, she's from your state. When I started here I too had never joined such a website, but with everyone so kind and knowledgeable it's easy to find what you need and what you didn't know YOU needed. Hugs Aces xo