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Positive and Negative results?!

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carolinet483

Hi,

I got some confusing test results today. I'm not very knowledgeable about this, and my doctor was a little vague, but I'll do my best to explain.

She said that I tested negative for both HSV 1 and HSV 2. The problem is, they also ran a general antibody test that doesn't distinguish between the two, and it came up positive. She said she's pretty sure it's a false positive, but that there's a chance the virus just hasn't developed yet since contact was only about 2 weeks ago.

Just wondering if anybody has experienced this before, and what the outcome was.

Thanks!

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JBnATL

Call your doctor back and ask for a better explanation

Sorry to say from what you told us of what she said you are not a member of our 'club'.

Negative for 1 and 2 and a false positive would be good enough info for me.

Call your doctor, never rely on strangers you meet in a website to give you medical advice.

Good luck!

JB

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carolinet483

Thanks a lot for your input!

I'm going to meet with her tomorrow and discuss it further (and will be tested again in a few months).

I know not to trust everything I read online, but it's nice to know that there are people who can give their advice...even if not professional :)

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carolinet483

New info:

The IgG general test number was 10.9, positive

The HSV 1 and II IgG tests just said <.91, negative for both.

Not sure if that helps any!

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Lookonthesunnyside

I think ultimately you will need to re-test at at least 3 months. The positive IgM could indicate a recently acquired infection, or it could also be a false positive. The IgG scores should not be considered at all until at least a few months have passed I dont think.

May I ask why you're concerned? Have you had symptoms or did you find out that the person you were with has genital herpes?

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carolinet483

Hi,

I was only worried because I had unprotected sex (which I know was a huge mistake, and have learned my lesson). I haven't had any symptoms, and neither has my partner. He was tested in July and was negative.

Thanks,

Caroline

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