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hopeless78

So I got my blood test results in, and they both came in negative for hsv 1 and hsv 2. My question now is if I was on anti-viral medication, will this mess with the results and give a false negative? I read it can for the swab test, but not sure about the blood test. Also, if my doctor diagnosed a breakout (might have been an ingrown hair or two pimples that formed a big one) near my lip as a cold sore last Thursday, does this mean if it was the first break out I would still have to wait three months to have a definitive result?

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hopeless78

oh yeah, and i should mention i was only on the anti viral medication for a day and half (was prescribed 400mg of acyclovir3 times a day) prior to taking the test

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jericho

I'll let someone more knowledgeable than me answer your question about the impact of antivirals on your antibody levels.

But it sounds like you were tested within 3 months of your last potential exposure. To be sure you are really negative, you'd have to retest after 3 months post exposure.

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CR25

Shit I didn't know you could get a false negative if on anti-virals. I was on anti-virals to suppress oral herpes and am suffering a genital outbreak that I believe was caused from a guy transmitting my oral HSV1 to my vagina. I am waiting for my test results to confirm this...which was a test where she took a sample from the irritated cells. Doc said nothing about anti-virals messing with results.

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jericho
Shit I didn't know you could get a false negative if on anti-virals. I was on anti-virals to suppress oral herpes and am suffering a genital outbreak that I believe was caused from a guy transmitting my oral HSV1 to my vagina. I am waiting for my test results to confirm this...which was a test where she took a sample from the irritated cells. Doc said nothing about anti-virals messing with results.

If you've had OHSV-1 for some time, you should have pretty strong immunity to contracting HSV-1 genitally. Why do you think it was the scenario you described as opposed to the guy transmitting HSV-2? No sex, only oral?

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