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I'm confused about the bloodtests...hope I'm makin sense here!

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rainy day

Can someone shed some light in my direction please?:mrgreen:

I had 3 bloodtests done at my doc appt on Monday...one for HSV-1(i think I got that rightlol) which I know I'll be positive for since I get coldsores on my mouth. Also for HSV-2, and some other test that would show if my immune system was battling an infection. Sorry, I don't know the specific name of that one.

I've been reading that (1) is for the upperbody...coldsores ect and then (2) is for the lower half of the body...genitals. But I swear I read on a post here that someone was tested to have (1) down below. How does that work? How can that be proven and what does that mean? That someone with a coldsore gave it to that person? Is it better to have (1) down there than (2)?

I'm a bit confused about that and I want to make sure I understand what my results mean when I get them. If I just get a HSV-1 positive then does that mean I have HSV down there? or not?

See, I told you I was confused! :mrgreen:

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It IS confusing....

Genital herpes can be hsv2 or hsv1. Most commonly , it is hsv2 but the hsv1 genital herpes is increasing because it is passed by oral sex and a lot of people do not know that.

Hsv 2 is usually, but not always, the "downstairs" kind of herpes. Hsv1 is usually the "upstairs" type of herpes but both types can present in the reverse of their typical locations. The way to tell what type you have is a blood test and the way to tell where it is located on the body is to have an outbreak swabbed.

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