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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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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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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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    • Gems
      ANd eight hours is on a surface...on a towel who knows. The eight hours was a quote off a thread a long time ago of worst case senerio. Obviously it doesnt survive double touching unless its some weird arse almost immediate thing off a shedding site and this is all WORST case scenerio. HSV shouldnt be treated with stigma...but for everyones well being it should be treated as carefully as poss. It is a highly contagious condition and can be difficult to diagnose and GP's will let you walk away thinking you are clear when you are not if you do not do your due diligence.    

      I knew more about it than the specialists at the hospital I was refereed to. 

    • Gems
      I have seen your advise on a few threads and to be honest while I am over careful at times you are not careful enough. This can absolutely happen and people should be well aware of the fact to prevent it from happening. I supposedly have good immunity on labs too. You just cant tell who will pick it up. It can live on surfaces for up to eight hours and towels that are wet and warm and that make micro abrasions when rubbed on skin are ways that transmission that can occur. You will often find out more by spending many hours reading on threads than your doctors. SO no it doesn't always just involve a cut on the skin. How do you think people get it else where.

      So please DO NOT swear at me as this is a possibility and this person should careful tick all his bases before ruling it out, cos on the rare case it is I wouldnt want his life totally ruined. Cos if it gets everywhere your life kinda is.

      It's called caring.       
    • Gems
      it happened to me i think i should know.; someone caught it off me off a towel. it bloody well happens.
    • WilsoInAus
      This is total BS and scaremongering. Please study further on here and elsewhere to learn a few more facts. 
    • Dutchy
      What about the side effects?

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