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thelastone

HSV2 -- Don't know when I got it

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thelastone

About 8 months ago I got an HSV2 diagnosis (blood test) although I've never had any sort of outbreak that I know of! But now I'm suspicious that I've actually had it for years and just don't have outbreaks anymore (I've heard the first year is the worst), looking back and thinking about one year where I had a UTI and a yeast infection in the same year, went to the doctor and they told me I had neither (although they never suggested I test for herpes!). Anyone have a similar experience?

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solvingtheproblem

I was in the exact same boat

I was diagnosed in almost the exact same way. I had a consult with my gyno about a month after the HSV news, and by that time I had a LOT of questions. I had no idea when I had contracted it, and suspected a mis-diagnosed UTI (for which her office had treated me). However, she checked the test results from the UTI, and said it was definitely a bacterial infection. It wasn't until many months later that I found out that my IgG score was in the "grey zone" of low positive scores, and that, upon further testing, I actually didn't have either strain of HSV.

Since you've only been diagnosed via blood test, I'd suggest that you read about my experience here, and find out what exactly your IgG score is. Depending on what your score is, you may want to consider confirmatory testing.

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thelastone

I just read that post, actually. It's interesting, because I had a low positive test too and told me I had a possibility of a false positive. I have an appointment to be re-tested later this month with the Western Blot test. I haven't had any symptoms besides these described above. Also the guy I was seeing at the time got tested too (after I found out) and didn't have it...I will admit to being irresponsible and say that we weren't always using protection. So I'm crossing my fingers, but if I have it I've already mentally prepared myself. I have been telling partners since then and never have gotten a negative reaction, and also I have been a lot more careful....but it would be a nice bonus to just not have it.

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RustySharp33

Where are you getting your WB test?

From what I have read and heard you can only have you blood drawn and then send it to UW for them to do the WB.

Is that wrong? Thanks

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