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  1. Hey guys I tested HSV 2 (IGG), Type-Spec AB 0.95 (equivocal) back on 2/27. I just retested and received my results today (blood was drawn on Monday) and it’s coming up equivocal again 🤦‍♂️. The results on this second test were HSV 2 (IGG),TYPE-SPEC ABYour Value0.94 Unit: index (NOTE) Index Interpretation ----- -------------- <0.90 Negative 0.90-1.09 Equivocal >1.09 Positive I’ve never had an outbreak and although I’m promiscuous, I do use condoms. The amount of igg detected has dropped by .01 and I’m assuming that if I did have it it should have
  2. I've heard that even people who have never had an outbreak but test positive for antibodies can shed about 10% of the time and pass the virus. If that person was in a marriage and didn't want to pass to their partner, and took antivirals, could the antivirals possibly cause the person to start having outbreaks because the virus strengthens or becomes resistant to the meds? Some doctors say asymptomatic people don't shed and others say opposite. Makers of antivirals say in the description they can be used by symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals to "reduce" shedding and transmission.
  3. I just tested HSV 2 (IGG), Type-Spec AB 0.95 H index does that mean I am positive for HSV 2? This number falls under equivocal but my doctor said I'm positive based off of this number. Is this true? I’m going for a second opinion and another lab test on Monday. I’ve been feeling tired lately but I think it could be because I’m stressed out from these results. I’ve never had an outbreak.
  4. I just tested HSV 2 (IGG), Type-Spec AB 0.95 H index does that mean I am positive for HSV 2? This number falls under equivocal but my doctor said I'm positive based off of this number. Is this true? I’m going for a second opinion and another lab test on Monday. I’ve been feeling tired lately but I think it could be because I’m stressed out from these results. I’ve never had an outbreak.
  5. Hi! There is lots of info on the web about how HSV2 can be transmitted. There's so much, but it isn't all very specific so it's been very hard to determine with my particular case. I was diagnosed 7 years ago. Had it, took meds, was gone in a few days. My doc even told me I wouldn't have to worry about it again. And I haven't, totally in the back of my mind. Then a few months ago, my immune system was compromised due to a kidney infection and I started seeing something downstairs that I didn't recognize. Here it was again!!!! Seven years later!!! I had honestly forgotten about it. I'm her
  6. Here is some very valuable information by Dr. Halford in the past about people that are asymptomatic vs those with symptoms I saw. Thanks to someone else’s post elsewhere: “ The difference between an asymptomatic HSV-2 infection versus a disease-causing HSV-2 infection largely reduces to the duration of HSV-2 replication and/or spread following a primary infection. Asymptomatic HSV-2 infections may be thought of as lasting for 2 – 4 days, and may lead to seeding of <100 peripheral nerve fibers with 1 to 50 copies of HSV-2 DNA per latently infected neuron. While this is still a “life-lo
  7. Lulubelle

    Suppressive therapy

    I have a few questions on suppressive therapy. I have GHSV2 and have one OB which was the first one and perfectly fine since and it’s been about 6 months. I had a couple questions about ST I know that suppressive therapy is often given to those who have OBS. I don’t have OBs, but was wondering if there’s any reasons to taking suppressive therapy (aside from helping me get back into the dating scene ha) early on after diagnosis even if I don’t have OBs? Im scared that if I start taking it daily even though I don’t have oBs that my body will then have lost some immunity and I start getting
  8. Entropy1980

    Joined the Club!

    Here's my "newly diagnosed" story: began dating and fell in love with a woman in 2016. She told me she was HSV 2 positive upfront, which didn't bother me much...and we proceeded to use condoms during sex. As our relationship became more serious, using condoms became less of a priority. Our sex was AMAZING too! Anyways, she broke up with me eventually, which was very sad. In April 2017 I asked my doctor to order the IGG blood test for herpes. My results were negative HSV 1, but low positive for HSV2 with an index value of 2.25. I though the IGG test was a false positive becau
  9. Hi all, I am 64 years old and have always assumed that I do not have herpes, since I have never had any symptoms at all. I have had a girlfriend for the past year. Just last week she developed stinging sores in her vaginal area. She went to Planned Parenthood yesterday and was told by the doctor that it "looks like herpes", although she was not certain. We are now awaiting lab test results. Here is why I was shocked to hear the doctor's tentative diagnosis... 1. My girlfriend never had sex with anyone before me. (I know, hard to believe, given my age, but she is MUCH younger than me
  10. http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/hack/how-herpes-led-to-a-brain-injury/8397282
  11. We all know that using condoms during vaginal sex will reduce the risk of transmission, but how about the following scenario? Let's say the female partner unknowingly has herpes HSV-2 and the male partner doesn't. The couple engage in vaginal sex and use a condom. If the female shows absolutely no signs of symptoms while actually going through asymptomatic shedding, then what are the chances of the virus being passed on by direct skin-to-skin from the female's labia majora or minora to the male's groin? Or, from the female's buttocks to the male's groin? These are the only two probab
  12. Hi All, Is it possible for a woman to shed asymptomatically from her breasts? What about buttocks (not near the anus)? Thanks.
  13. Hey everybody. Pretty new to the forum, spent most of my time thus far just reading through different threads. I've got asymptomatic HSV2 and am struggling with the communication side of things. I haven't disclosed to the girl I've recently started dating but am prepping for that conversation. Any guidance is appreciated! Also looking for connections in or around Chicago. Strange feeling being late 20s, good career, and fit and all of the sudden the dating /sex scene seems to disappear for a while!
  14. Hi there. I was just diagnosed with HSV-2 yesterday by a routine annual STD blood test I took a week ago. I've never had any symptoms, nor do I have any other stds. I've read online that if you don't have an initial outbreak you may never show symptoms. I guess I should consider myself lucky in that regard, and I do, but still it's just a horrible situation to find myself in. I have no idea how I got it, when I got it, where on my body I should be wary of other people touching to avoid spreading my disease -- and that's the part I'm most worried about, I'm so worried about spreading this disea
  15. New boyfriend gets cold sores, AKA HSV-1. He's very careful to let me know when he feels one coming on, and won't kiss me until it's completely gone. I appreciate his concern, but have been reading a lot about this condition and have a question. Sounds like at least 70% of people have this virus. Given my past, I'd say it's likely I am in this 70%. But, I've never had a cold sore. If I DO have the virus, does that mean that kissing him when he has a cold sore won't actually do any damage? Or is there a possibility that I will start getting cold sores after kissing him, even if I al
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