Jump to content
World's Largest Herpes Support Group
Sign in to follow this  

Help me understand results. Advise on action.

Recommended Posts


I just received blood test results from planned parenthood. They are:

Herpes AB Type 2 IGG 0.02 Negative (less than 0.90)

The blood was drawn 7-8 weeks (or more) after suspected exposure and pain in my genital region. I have a few questions:

1) What type of test was conducted?

2) What test should I follow this up with to help confirm the results (and when should I take it)?

I am very confused. I still am having very painful symptoms that come in and out. I am on my fourth doctor and am having trouble receiving adequate care. My symptoms and situation are below:

I had unprotected sex with my girlfriend for several months. I later found out she had been sleeping around and broke up with her. About two weeks after the break up I had what felt like chafing around the head of my penis--specifically the corona--hat doesn't go away. The redness remains as very small cell-sized bumps that don't go away but don't leak. The become more red due to touch.

I also have a tightness in my bladder region, which leads to my peeing several times a night and losing sleep. Five weeks later, I am still waking up at night to go pee, sometimes in a cold sweat.

The head of my penis is slightly inflamed and pink and my urethra is tender after peeing. I have tested negative for UTIs, Chlamydia, Ghonorrea, and the usual suspects. There have been no blisters or leaking to swab for herpes, but I have more or less continual pain.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

The IGG blood test is supposed to be the more accurate of the herpes blood tests. However, it can take up to 12 weeks for the antibodies to show up in a blood test. Therefore, this test could be a false negative. I would wait at least another 4 or 5 weeks before being tested again. If that test comes back negative, then you should assume it is not herpes. If you are still having symptoms after that, perhaps consult a urologist to try to get to the bottom of the cause.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  


Try a Lysine supplement for cold sores

  • The Hive is Thriving!

    • Total Topics
    • Total Posts
  • Posts

    • Gems
      I've had neg swabs but I am sure you'll get it. Follow the process. I haven't read the thread in exact detail, but if you have documentation of doctors mishandling your case when you get/ if you get a poss inform them in writing as well as the medical board I think.  Under diagnosis is as problematic as false pos and reducing transmission is good.
    • MikeIke
      @WilsoInAusi wish you were right.  you can't say that with such confidence having never met me though.  I had one MD look at my sore on Sunday @ 8pm, said it was not looking herpetic but to come back in the morning.  I came back in the morning and he said it looked exactly like a cold sore/HSV1 based on the changes / "ablative look" to the skin around the lip.  The Dermatologists have never seen me with a sore until yesterday, too, and had only seen pictures.  They're used to the classic HSV2 look that shows up in Google Images. I think the swab test will be definitive - we broke open the sore and sent it off within  48 hours of appearing.  I'm also waiting for my 13 week IGG type specific HerpeSelect Immunoblot any day now using RequestATest - LabCorp.
    • Gems
      Not really wanting to call Terry.  I'll be checking the term anecdotal as I agree it may not be the best term. Maryland University seems to disagree and there was a researcher looking into random transmissions off poss objects in the eighties.

      There are two cases of torts in the USA in regards to transmission from surfaces. These require a 50% probability in causation and would be medically confirmed. I would say the reason it is less documented as people just deal with it and get on with their lives or it happens more frequently in lower socio economic groups that all just go into denial.

      I'm collecting the less than usual experiences Wilson, and not all professionals agree with Terry. These myths in my experience do not always get around with no basis.
    • Gems
      You can use the ignore button however they will still see your comments.
    • Gems
      The thread was more about antibodies any ways and I was just mostly sharing my experience of reading  those who claim a neg IgG. I am sorry I veered from that here.

      One person I have read here claim neg IgG. And years ago there were two people who also claimed neg IgG.

      It is up to each person to do their own research before they spend money on products.  

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.