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speaktru

This is just for my own curiosity and my personal quest to figure out what happened in my situation ( read my other posts if ur interested). If you would like to share that would be great! Thanks.

1. If you are asymptomatic for HSV how did u find out you had the virus?

2. What blood test was used to diagnose your status?

3. How many tests did you take to confirm your diagnosis and what were the tests?

4. Did your lymph nodes ever get swollen? (groin, throat, etc)

5. Were you ever misdiagnosed with shingles? or a shingle like rash?

6. Which of viruses do you have? HSV1, HSV 2 , or both.

7. How long have you had the virus (estimate?)

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motorcyclemaintainance
1. If you are asymptomatic for HSV how did u find out you had the virus?

Got some strange nerve pains, doctor suggested possible post-herpetic neuralgia. Got a test to rule it out. Then turns out I couldn't rule it out!

2. What blood test was used to diagnose your status?

A type-specific IgG. Apparently the only reliable test.

3. How many tests did you take to confirm your diagnosis and what were the tests?

One test, the IgG. Either I seroconverted extremely quickly (I had the test about a month after first nerve sensations), or the nerve pains were unrelated to HSV, which I may have had for years and years.

4. Did your lymph nodes ever get swollen? (groin, throat, etc)

Doctor could not detect any lymph swelling at all, and ruled out herpes. Most of the population carry HSV without noticing a thing, so lymph swelling is probably optional.

5. Were you ever misdiagnosed with shingles? or a shingle like rash?

Kind of. Because of the nerve sensations, another doctor guessed at sub-clinical (symptomless) shingles. But this was a theory offered to me, not exactly a diagnosis. I believe a visible shingle's rash would be something a doctor would be very familiar with, and would be unlikely to misdiagnose?

6. Which of viruses do you have? HSV1, HSV 2 , or both.

HSV-1 was confirmed at time of test.

7. How long have you had the virus (estimate?)

I speculated one month before seeing the doc, based on symptoms. But the doctor said the IgG result implied exposure many months, if not years, ago. Possibly since childhood? It's impossible to tell since I'd never been tested before.

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1. If you are asymptomatic for HSV how did u find out you had the virus?

I got a new doctor that had me do blood test for everything

2. What blood test was used to diagnose your status?

The first test I believe was an IgG specific test although I never saw a copy of it

3. How many tests did you take to confirm your diagnosis and what were the tests?

I have had three altogether.

The second test was also and IgG but not type specific-and it came back negative so I had to retest again.

The third test was an IgG type specific that came back positive.

I saw the results of the last two tests I took

4. Did your lymph nodes ever get swollen? (groin, throat, etc)

I have had groin pains but were either from exercise or ovarian cysts-went to the doctor both times

5. Were you ever misdiagnosed with shingles? or a shingle like rash?

no

6. Which of viruses do you have? HSV1, HSV 2 , or both.

HSV 2

7. How long have you had the virus (estimate?)[

I honestly have no idea- had sex for the first time when I was seventeen so anytime from then on.

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tracyp

hi

This is just for my own curiosity and my personal quest to figure out what happened in my situation ( read my other posts if ur interested). If you would like to share that would be great! Thanks.

1. If you are asymptomatic for HSV how did u find out you had the virus?

I just went in and got my std test done. I do this every 6 months. Thats when i found out i had it.

2. What blood test was used to diagnose your status?

herpes select

3. How many tests did you take to confirm your diagnosis and what were the tests?

just 1 but im planning on retesting

4. Did your lymph nodes ever get swollen? (groin, throat, etc)

no. I had no signs or symtems

5. Were you ever misdiagnosed with shingles? or a shingle like rash?

no

6. Which of viruses do you have? HSV1, HSV 2 , or both.

both

7. How long have you had the virus (estimate?)

I think ive had it sense nov of 2008

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