I have gone after second opinions.. Seen multiple different MDs in the practice and also have seen infectious disease doctors, but I believe they were going based off of my blood results and not at the fact that I stated that I noticed something at delivery.. Which was too late to swab.. I have oral hsv but my number was so high that I believe I could also have hsv 2.. The father also has hsv 1.. By my baby was showing so many of the symptoms associated with neonatal herpes that it just seemed to big of a coincidence.. I keep bringing up my concerns about neonatal hsv CNS to every doctor but I feel like I'm dismissed because her being 5 months they keep saying she would be VERY sick by now!
I know I had the Western Blot... Unfortunately this URL (http://www.lifelabs.com/files/New_Tests_%28right_sidebar%29/LL_Herpes_Testing_pamphlet%28_4%29.pdf) no longer works... For all I know the sample went to UofW... Anyways, doesn't matter... Point is blood tests exist in Canada...
I'll be very careful...very careful to advise that the Western Blot can be taken in Canada and is likely the most accurate test for HSV typing...
https://www.dynacare.ca/specialpages/secondarynav/find-a-test/nat/herpes simplex types.aspx?sr=ont&st=Herpes&
LifeLabs also does the Western Blot.. Trust me, i've done it...
I'm a 44 yr old single mother and Ive recently been Dx with HSV 1and2 and just read where HSV 1and 2 can be spread through skin to skin contact. Does this mean through casual contact with an infected person? What about tears sweat or saliva? My children drink after me all the time. Have I put them at risk?
Please be a little careful, I have seen some labs purport Westernblot in Canada. The HSV Westernblot is only performed at the UofW.
IgG testing type specific is available privately I believe in Canada.
The chances of transmitting to your partner without protection are greater but that doesn't mean that it will definitely happen. You can take other precautions instead if you and your partner do not wish to use protection. Antivirals, and abstaining during an outbreak or when there are any signs of an impending outbreak. (Burning, itching, tingling, fever, body aches etc) i use herbal remedies and don't have sex during an outbreak. My partner and I do not use protection either. I have ghsv1 and he is still negative at this point. It's been over 3 months.
I was tested in Canada. I had a swab done, and they did test for type. I have ghsv1. Just thought I'd let you know that they do indeed test for type. Maybe they do so by swab only I'm not sure about a blood test type. I did not have a herpes blood test.