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i'm newly diagnoised and finding myself up and down like a rollercoaster, have loads of questions rolling around in my head but while most are my own personal selfish ones that i need to work out for myself, i have some that i truly hope you might be able to help me with.

have herpes 1 genitally bf had a same day results test and got a negative, possib that i contracted it from oral herp 1 should this still show in blood test if he has oral h1?

secondly does anyone know how reliable the same day result tests are?

i was diagnoised through swab culture is there any point in getting a std test too?

would really appreciate your answers,


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Hi Calin, You absolutely could have gotten GHSV1 from oral. If your bf got the same day results test (biokit), that only tests for hsv2, not 1. HSV1 would show on a blood test though. The same day results are reliable (92%) I think, but again, only for HSV2. Your swab culture is very reliable. I would say go get the full std panel just for ease of mind for yourself. I hope you are feeling better physically and emotionally. This whole thing IS a roller coaster.

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The swab test is tricky. I should have specified. Swab when positive, is for sure positive. Swap when negative, it's a flip of the coin if indeed you are negative. Negative swab- go get blood tests also. Did you get blood drawn?

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No I did not do a blood test yet, I made an appointment for wednesday

next week. Although I had all symptoms there are still some things shady.

1. My dad has shingles at the moment

2. It took 1,5 week to get the test results, when I called after 1,5 week the doc

told me that he would call the lab. Then I got a phone later where they say I

was positive for hsv 2, but I never saw any results.

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