It might be shingles? Did you have chicken pox as a child?
The main areas for shingles is the stomach/waist and chest. IGM/IGG tests can often confuse between HSV and Shingles if a person has had exposure to herpes zoster (shingles)
Now we see the real you! Make your question more specific next time tuff guy online! It only takes one more article apparently! What are so mad about tuff guy you really didn't know something and now your embarrassed!
If you have sores you should get a swab test or get bloods in 12 weeks again. If its hsv you need to know if its hsv1 or 2. This is important to understand. The virus is about your inmune system so staying fit and healthy body and mind is key. The amount of obs also is individual and if its hsv1 they are less frequent anyway. There are risks but again hsv1 genital is lower as is shedding which is what you were reading about. No symptoms but active virus. Basically less obs equals less shedding equals less risk. Meds and condoms reduce risk too. You can still date.
First of all i suggest you get tested and find out for sure if its herpes. A visual is not sufficient proof.
Did the girl give you oral? Do you know her enough to ask if she has hsv
Hello guys! Need some help on results interpretation!
igm was type specific and positive for both types.
igg was negative on both types.
what do you think? Should i rely on igg only and not ign(been positive twice 3 years ago and now) and negative on igg the same time.
@crookbristi I do the same thing. I try to sanitize the entire bathroom after every use. Sometimes he will make it in there before I can get back and it freaks me out. But, I was told you can't get it from a toilet seat.
It's too soon for the antibodies to show in a blood test. Did your doctor swab the sores? That's how I was diagnosed - my blood test was negative also (acute infection).
You will experience very bad flu like symptoms with your first outbreak. Give it a week or two. It will pass. As for medication, my doctor prescribed me Valtrex which I used till the box was empty. I haven't had another outbreak since my first back in July last year. Physically, you should be fine - outbreak wise. The biggest problem you will encounter is the emotional impact. It's a hard pill to swallow, dude. Give it time. Confide in some close friends. It does help.
Man I was really down when I posted this. My one year anniversary was July. It was a bad time for me. I guess I can say I'm feeling a tad better about being H+. I left this site just after my previous post. To be honest, it helped me. IMO, you need to be in a positive head space when reading about herpes but sometimes even reading others stories/experiences makes you feel like shit!
Herpes sucks but there's nothing I can do about it. If I ever meet another girl I will still disclose my status and perhaps even ask her to get tested for HSV herself. I'm still angered HSV isn't screened in STD blood tests. I still say if it was and more people knew they were carriers, it would not be stigmatized as much as it is.
I hope anyone reading this has come to terms and acceptance of herpes. It's shit and no one deserves the psychological pain it brings but it does make you see the world and things in general differently.