I don't think so. The tests were done in Thailand at once of the best facilities in the country, but the doctor said that it's "too expensive" to determine HSV-1 or HSV-2 (around $150-200). He said I'm better off waiting a few weeks then getting it done in the States.
He said determining HSV-1 or HSV-2 wasn't a common request because both conditions are treated the same.
So what do you think about the results? Is there another test JUST to determine HSV-1 or 2?
Well so many people have HSV-1 that there really is little point in testing for it.
IgM is just about always positive! It is too unreliable to conclude anything. IgG borderline is negative, at least at that time.
IgG borderline is negative, was it type specific you think? Doesn't sound like it.
I did take an IgM and IgG test at the hospital, but it was only done to see if it was a recent infection or a reactivation from an infection long ago that was just showing up for the first time.
Herpes Simplex IgM was positive, and the IgG was borderline. The doctor said that the results confirm a primary infection of Herpes Simplex, not a reactivation.
So I point the finger at the girl I was last dating, but she refuses to get tested for HSV because she says she had a "full STD test" twice already. Go figure...
I suspect it's HSV-2 because I started getting the "tingles" again and noticed a small developing sore/bump not even 3 weeks after my primary outbreak...
I'm on day 3 of taking 2x 500mg Valtrex pills and I can still feel the tingle. I'm going to start suppressive therapy as of tomorrow. Hopefully just 1 500mg Valtrex pill a day will do it.
Got a pivotal week ahead that's very important for my career and this is the last thing I can worry about now...
Just making sure to get enough rest and eating well. Will resume exercising and hitting the gym hard after this week is over.
I appreciate any words of wisdom/guidance! Still trying to make it through this emotionally, but I think I'm doing ok.