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doc is 99% sure how is this posible?

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went to the doc yesterday an she is almost positive that its genital herpes. the symptoms are starting to fit. the test wont get back for a week or even longer and its driving me nuts not to know. if that is whats wrong how could i have gotten this? ive only been with 1 guy who is my current bf of over a year. he recently had a blood test which came back normal which means no herpes, so how come i have it then? are there other ways to get it other than by sexual contact? also, ive heard the 1st is the worst am jsut now starting to get blisters i think, and have had symtoms since saturday (its wednesday now) how long is this outbreak going to last? even with numbing gel my doc prescribed its still quite annoying and painful

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well what type of test did your bf get? for HSV-2 specifically or just herpes generally? HSV specific blood tests try to detect IgG antibodies. However a test for IgM antibodies is not herpes type specific.

so basically if he came out negative for the IgG test then you know he doesn't have HSV-2 but may have HSV-1. If he came out negative for the IgM test then you know he doesn't have HSV-1 or 2... but few people come out negative for that test since the test so non-specific and the virus is so common.

Many people have mouth herpes, HSV-1, and it's possible that he transfered that to your genitals through oral sex... It's also a possibility (more unlikely) that you have HSV-1 in your mouth and then autoinnoculated your own genitals by accident.

hope this explanation helps!!

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