Jump to content
World's Largest Herpes Support Group
Sign in to follow this  
annabel1

Is there a blood test where u can tell WHEN u were exposed to H?!?? A numeric number?

Recommended Posts

annabel1

PLEASE I am so confused...is there a numeric number that can tell you when you got H? If so, my doctor thinks I am crazy. HELP!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
elmerette

From what I understand, if you get a swab (culture) of the sores, and they are positive, but your IgG is negative, you recently contracted it. BUT this is no fail safe method...herpes is a sneaky bastard, and doesnt present in the same way in different people. If you have sores get them cultured, and also blood drawn, if the culture turns up positive and the IgG is negative, then I think that means you recently contracted it. If you are trying to pinpoint your giver, well, you may never know, and it won't change the facts...it is what it is, and can lie dormant for years......

elm

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  

Advertisement

Try a Lysine supplement for cold sores

×

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.