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So, after 6 months I got tested again and...

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Well, my whole ordeal started back in May when I had unprotected sex with a girl at a party and then a week later received oral sex from a close friend who afterwards told me she had a throat infection and didnt know what it was.

a week after the oral sex, 2 weeks after unprotected intercourse, i developed symptoms that matched gonorreah. i went to a clinic, had an std test done and was given medicine for both gonorreah and a urinary tract infection. the medicine worked and cleared up my symptoms right away. they were burning during urination and discharge.

i go back for the results and based off the IgM the doctor says i have herpes 2. at that point i didnt know much about herpes so i left bummed out. after reading a lot of information about herpes, i called and got the numbers for his tests. the IgM i disregarded since its unaccurate. the IgG showed me HSV1 positive, which i already knew, but HSV2 was only at .05. way below what it should be if im positive.

i went to a different clinic and got tested. the IgG came back negative. i didnt get the numbers.

i went to the second clinic after 3 months and got tested again. the IgG came back at .15. still way below whats considered iffy or even close to positive.

now at a little over 6 months, i went back to the second clinic for one more test. it came back at .14!!!!

am i safe to assume, after 6 months, that i am herpes 2 free?? i know i have herpes 1. ive known for like 8 years. but possibly having herpes 2 scared the shit out of me.

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youngsadnblue

how do i get a blood test

I hear a lot about blood test. My doctor thinks it isn't necessary and diagnosed me with the hsv 2 just by looking at my ulcers. The acyclovir works but every now and then I get a tingling sensation that is bothersome. Do I need to go to a small clinic and ask for a blood test? I know I have it but I want to find out what type.

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regret

well the dr. cant tell by just looking at it which type it is??? lol i would have a blood tesy done to see which type...both are treated the same way with the saame medications, but type 1spreads somewhat easier than type 2

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