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  1. I took the IGG test for Hsv1 and 2 two weeks after I believed I was exposed to HSV1. The results came back negative for HSV2 but positive for HSV1 with an index value of 3.87. Not wanting to believe the results I took the Western Blot six weeks later. The results came negative for both. My doctor insisted that the infection was old since it showed up so quickly on the IGG but if it was already an established infection why didn’t it show up on the Western Blot? It’s been 6 months now and I have not experienced any type of outbreak. Should I assume that I don’t have herpes or should I take
  2. Anyone who personally having negative blot and positive swab pls report it here. So far I have come across @fallin and @Birk.neg25 and @bob12. Did I miss anyone else? What where the symptoms? I am having constant genital itching and irritation and does not go away no matter what. The redness and itching gets worse in the genital area and gets better but don’t see anything to swab. If you had beg WB and positive swab pls respond here or report stories that you have heard.
  3. justagirlxox

    swab tests

    Hi, I have a friend who a few years ago had a swab test done which came up with hsv2 however still to this day they test negative on every blood test including western blot. Apparently they only had bumps/blisters the first few weeks but nothing has happened since, including no tingling or soreness and its been years for them. Theyve never gotten a positive blood test, always negative. What are the chances of a false positive swab test? Is it possible their results were mixed up at the lab?
  4. Hi all, I had a worrisome exposure and I am approaching the 16 week mark. I originally tested at 16 days post exposure. The results at that time was Hsv2 negative, Hsv1 = 1.31. Negative everything else. Since I'm going to do a follow up test for hsv2 for final confirmation, (Hoping for similar hsv2 results) I want to take a western blot test mainly to verify the hsv1 results.....to see if maybe I had a false positive. What is the length of time for best results. I've seen 3 to 6 months range. Thanks in advance
  5. New guy here. I am posting in order to add to the body of evidence, even if anecdotal, that the herpes blood tests are indeed fallible and, especially as this relates to so-called "atypical" herpes, the fact that herpes can be extremely difficult to detect with the current medical technology. I also wanted to share my experience that most of those I've come across in the medical profession have been at best misguided and at worst totally dismissive about H. In my case, I briefly dated a girl who was H1 and H2 positive. She disclosed this to me and told me she was on daily antivi
  6. Hi everyone, I’m new to this forum but have asked similar questions on medhelp and to Terri Warren via her website. I’m wondering if anyone can help me with these symptoms that I’m having. This is my story— it’s a long one. I’ve never had any kind of sex until the end of September 2017 when someone performed unprotected oral sex on me once for 2 minutes. I later learned he has had around 50 partners but he claims he has never had a cold sore. -End of November experienced itchy patch on inner thigh that later scabbed over. Never had fluid in it. Currently experiencing simi
  7. Hi everyone, so im kinda in a tough spot atm.. my bf tested positive 2x for HSV2 at an IGG level of 1.22 & 1.40 i recently got tested and came back negative...we thought his results might be a false positive so we hooked up the day I got my results back because it made sense if I was negative he had to be too... which wasn’t the case.. we used protection... BUT I am going to get RE-tested.. is waiting a little over a month okay to get retested? Should we refrain from everything now? Is that one time protected after I got my results going to change everything? I’m reall
  8. cracked

    Western Blot Results

    I have exceeded the attachment capacity for posting, so wasn't able to attach the results in this post. Here is the link to the report instead: https://ibb.co/dECGEx 1) Initial IgG (August 16; 13 days post unprotected exposure with someone that I found out was asymptomatically HSV-2 positive and 2-3 weeks later she had her primary outbreak): *HSV-2 = 2.00 *HSV-1 = they never tested me for it Took Valacyclovir for 10 days (did not help with any symptoms) (August 17-26, 2017) 2) Retested IgG (November, 2017; 4 months post exposure) *HSV-2 = negati
  9. Just received the testing kit from the University of Washington in the mail today. I hope I can take it to the lab tomorrow and ask them when I should come in to get the blood drawn.
  10. About four months ago I decided to get a full panel STD test. I didn't have any symptoms or reason to get checked other than just wanting to. I went to Labcorp and got my blood drawn. A few days later I received the results, and to my horror I came back positive for HSV type 2 with an IGG score of 1.99. I was in complete shock when I saw the results. I started googling herpes since I knew next to nothing about it, and discovered that there was a chance that it could be a false positive. Anything under a 3.5 falls into a low positive zone where the test could be a false positive. The only
  11. Hi everyone, I’ve been reading some conflicting opinions on the forum... Do you believe that HSV+ people with atypical symptoms are less likely to have detectable antibodies and therefore have false negative blood tests? I don’t see how that would be possible but would love to get your opinions. Also, please see my other post about the symptoms I’m having, I’d really appreciate any input. Thanks!
  12. 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
  13. In Feb 2017 I had unprotected sex with a friend. 17 days later I woke up to find a scab near the entrance of my vagina- and next to that scab and tiny black raised dot. Very weird. About 5 hours later where that black rasied bump was has now turned into another scab. Not touching the other one but near it. the scabs did fall off about 1 day later from walking around and underneath was I guess you would call it an ulcer. Not a blister and nothing in it, no fluid or anything, just a spot where the scab was. I went to the doctor the day after the scabs appeared. Swabbed and did blood work. She sa
  14. Just curios how many of you have done Western Blot, what was the result of it and what were your igg numbers before that? How long did it take you to get WB results? Did anyone test positive only for one hsv with Igg but came positive for both on WB? I'm waiting for my WB and this waiting gives me more stress than original diagnosis.
  15. Trying to find out how do folks here usually know that they have herpes?
  16. Hi all, I'm in the midst of trying to figure out how I acquired HSV2 (not to make anyone feel bad, just so they know/can tell people they've been with). Here's a short rundown: Symptoms: Oct 26th My last negative igg test: Oct 27 My first positive igg test: Nov 4 The last negative igg test is not an anomaly - I have routinely been tested for HSV1 and 2 for the past several years. Thus, I am convinced I contracted this sometime between April 27 and late October. There are only 4 girls I have had ANY contact with in that period, of which I only had sex with 2, both of wh
  17. This is a story about my misdiagnosis with herpes. I was inspired to write this after reading a post by another member with the profile name, Wonderful. Like her, I wanted to provide others with information about herpes and herpes testing. Lots of information can be found in forums like this however, you have to worry about the reliability. Information can be found in scientific articles but, they are dense and much of the terminology was over my head. This is my honest effort to tell my story and what I have learned about HSV along the way. While I am confident everything I have written
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