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Apparently HSV1 positive by swab?

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Bluevibes

So all along I thought my Dr had ran blood work and i tested positive for only HSV 1 ..just contacted her and she said i only had a swab done. So now I'm not sure if my diagnoses should I confirm with a blood test or should i just move on..I've had frequent outbreaks but I've always been depressed and stressed prior to me finding out ( other issues) or is this swab test the real deal ..last time I had sexual intercourse was at 7 years ago...she said the swab test was sensitive at picking anything up..now I'm thinking should I just let it be or should I go somewhere else and get a IGG test to confirm thanks

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Bluevibes

********correction she said an Antibody Screen was done than she said "serum screen" I don't understand??? :shock: I Now emailed her to ask her how hat type of test I was tested with..

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Bluevibes
:oops::oops:Just to clarify its the Antibody HSV1 and Hsv2 type specific..is that the most accurate test results I will get again been having symptoms for the past 2 to 3 years and had no clue yeast infections, BV and "ingrown hairs" ..about 2 weeks ago I saw A Np from the OB gYn dep and she said they were Herpes ..and it's all went down hill from there :oops:

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november13

I don't think you need to retest. I was told positive swabs are very accurate.

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oce72799

if you have had frequent OBs around your lips mean you got it. It is not the end, but I understand how bad it feels (specially the emotional part :() Talk to your doctor to give you suppressive treatment and see how your body reacts.

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