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How long b4 ur first outbreak?

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guy1968

I kinda know when I was infected. I was wondering if anyone else was in a similar situation and knows how long it took them to get their first outbreak. I'v always had a pretty good immune system. I am hardly sick. PS: I have HSV1 - Oral.

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JBnATL

How do you know you are infected if you haven't had an outbreak?

For most people they get symptoms 2 - 20 days after exposure. However, not everyone gets outbreaks. Most people get this from someone who does not know they have it because they have never had an outbreak.

Good luck!

JB

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guy1968

I was tested, The person that I had recently started dated mentioned that she wouldn't sleep with anyone until they got tested - about after two weeks of just kissing her I got tested (thought it would be a good idea) and found out. The test results showed very high antibodies suggesting early infection. Coincidentally, she got her results one day before and was also HSV1. She didn't even make a big deal of it ... for God's sake one of her questions was "Do you want to keep seeing me?"... We were supposed to meet that night so I met with her and showed her my report but she never showed me her's. A lot of other things also suggest she knew - I am sure of it. High lip liner without needing it cause she had full lips, she seemed like a "Clean" freak, a lot of make up like she was covering something... other things, I could go on. I've always been very strong, I hardly get sick, I'm wondering if I am one of the ones that do not experience outbreaks.

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JBnATL

Actually a high antibody count means you have had it a while, NOT a recent infection.

When you are first exposed you have no antibodies and it takes time for your system to create them.

So you must have had it all along and are blaming the wrong person.

JB

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guy1968

No you are wrong.... the report says High Antibody Count Suggests "Early Infection" ... want me to scan it and post it. I also asked the doctor... he said at a 5.7 ... shows your my body was new to it and it was fighting it. I also recall that before the tests I felt very tired that week. So.... pick up a book and read - High - means Early - Low means your body has gotten used to it ... and its not fighting it much because it is dormant. I'm glad I have always had a strong immune system. Hopefully, I'll be of the 40% dat don't experience breakouts.

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blav

By your logic, those of us who have had herpes for a while should have such a low antibody count we test negative. Hmm....

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AkiraRose
By your logic, those of us who have had herpes for a while should have such a low antibody count we test negative. Hmm....

I know right...?? So does that mean my low count paired with my initial OB that landed me flat on my ass for 5 days sicker than a dog means that i've had it for longer??

hrrrmmm....

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guy1968
By your logic, those of us who have had herpes for a while should have such a low antibody count we test negative. Hmm....

It is not my LOGIC.

Anything above .9 suggests infection, when slightly above .9 for example 1.1 ... patients should retest. Says it right on the report. I got a 5.7. Under the notes section it specifically says - high antibody count suggests "Early Infection" ... It is not my logic, It is what the doctor told me, it is on the report. I don't know... Not necessarily, A person that may have had it for awhile may stabilize between 2.0 and 3.0. There are many exceptions in this - to say that antibodies are extremely high doesn't make sense because it would mean that someone who's had it for a long time would have low and eventually go negative is just not right. You could have a full tank of gas, half a tank or empty. Point blank, if you are at .9 - you are not infected ... slightly above, may be false positive - High Count = Early Infection .... Mid point 2 - 3 (perhaps I didnt ask) .... You've had it for awhile - I have no reason to lie. I have seen however, that there is a stigma, within the stigma, many women post how men infect women deliberatley - but when it comes to a woman doing it - all hell breaks loose... She did it, and she did it knowingly.

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guy1968
Still waiting on that scan.

JB

I don't need to scan it. I posted exactly what it says. I'm not going to go to my old computer which has the scanner drivers and is hooked up to my scanner. I regret offering that. But again, I posted word for word what it says... my value 5.4 and all the Comments I provided and the type of test, IgG ... look for it. It should be part of this post.

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Girlyproblems

If you kissed the girl within three months of getting tested and if you got it from her, then your test would have shown that you were between .9 and 1.1, since its well over that it means you got it before her. Look the fact is about half the girls you kissed your whole life has hsv1!!! So unless she's the only one you kissed (including family members when you were a child) then you cannot blame her!!! Poor girl I am willing to bet she didn't give it to you!!!

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guy1968
If you kissed the girl within three months of getting tested and if you got it from her, then your test would have shown that you were between .9 and 1.1, since its well over that it means you got it before her. Look the fact is about half the girls you kissed your whole life has hsv1!!! So unless she's the only one you kissed (including family members when you were a child) then you cannot blame her!!! Poor girl I am willing to bet she didn't give it to you!!!

That is just not TRUE... I have read it everywhere "Up To" 16 weeks. It could be 2, 4, 12, 14 weeks. I am willing to bet she gave it to me!

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Kitty123

I have to side with everyone else. You are incorrect. I use the term 'incorrect' because - well, using the term 'wrong', is a bit offensive.

Having a high antibody is a good thing. It means that the virus has been in your system for a long time and the antibodies are high enough to keep the virus at bay. Antibodies attach themselves to the virus and produce antigens. The more you have the better off you are. However, you don't produce such a high level all at once. It takes time. And lots of it. A high level of antibodies in the blood OVER A PERIOD OF TIME basically suggests that your body is doing its job of fighting of the virus (a.k.a keeping it dormant) hence having less and less outbreaks. In the beginning, when you don't have as many antibodies, you will tend to have more frequent outbreaks because you don't have a high enough level to fight the virus off.

May I ask what kind of testing you had? Do you know the name of the test?

We are not trying to undermine you. We are just trying to help you understand. That's all. There is no need to get defensive. :)

I know you are upset that you think she may have given it to you because it probably only makes sense to you because of the way she acted. But proving something like that is like nailing water to a wall. Highly impossible.

Trying to take legal action won't work either. HSV1 is so common, that the courts don't have time for it. Sexual intercourse is a shared responsibility. And in the end, you will still have Herpes. It won't change a thing. You may still be mad about the fact that 'you can't believe someone gave you such a god awful 'disease' that you thought you where too naive to catch, but it still won't change.

It's just a pesky skin condition that you've probably had for a very long time. Be thankful it isn't HIV.

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