These links answer the questions you asked.
Antivirals can delay seroconversion and produce a false positve blood test according to Terri Warren RN.
Also there is a likely chance your girlfriend has oral HSV1 even if she doesn't get lip sores. The Herpselct can miss up to 25% of HSV1 according to Terri Warren. RN.
Western Blot picked up my HSV 1 that the other tests missed.
The western blot kit can be ordered fro the University of Washington. 1800 713-5198
I had a sore on my finger during my first ob. Idk if it's possible to spread it on yourself or not, really. I've been tested across the board and all they've found was hsv2.. if it happens again I'm going in, but for now I'll take my antivirals and see if it helps. I'm somewhat of a hypochondriac and I've been known to freak out about what I read on the Internet. I'm trying my best not to stress out about it so I can avoid more ob's... haha
i lost the picture of his results on my phone but I remember that it had hsv-1 negative and hsv-2 negative. A misdiagnoses can happen if he got tested straight after having it with someone infected by the virus... But it's been four months. As for my past partner, he doesn't have the right to flip on me though he can just show me the results and shut me up... It's my right to ask for it. If someone asked for my results I wouldn't hesitate, so why did he?
You might not like what i'm about to say, but posts like this a part of the reason that the 'stigma' around this virus is so bad.
So far, you don't have herpes. Yet you are behaving as if you do and further, as if it's the end of the world. So then how do you think people who are positive react to reading your posts on here? Going on STD dating sites in 'preparation' when you haven't even been diagnosed is one of the more ridiculous things i have read on these forums.
You say you are not ready to deal with the stigma if you have it, but can you see that in the space of 6 posts, you have done more to promote the stigma than most other people?
It doesn't usually take this long for swabs results to be determined.....are you still waiting for them?
As long as the swabs were taken within a two day window of the lumps/blisters appearing, then a reliable amount of culture should have been taken to make the diagnosis robust
Hi and welcome @G.anonymous.
The first thing to note is that your past partner is essentially right. Having a first outbreak is nearly always related to sexual activity in the preceding week or two. At this stage you should leave the thought that he is a possible source to one side.
As for your current partner, you do need to check he has had the right test. This will be IgG HSV-1 and IgG HSV-2. Does his test result have these on them?
That will then leave the very real possibility of a misdiagnosis. Yeast, bacteria and other viruses can mimic herpes and be misdiagnosed (and vice versa).