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Greetings :)

Mind is just jumbled so I thought I'd seek support somewhere.

After a string of weird events (no OBs but comments/convos etc) over the last couple of months, & hearing docs dont test for Hsv unless an outbreak or pregnant, I wound up insisting my doc blood test me for hsv. Last month I tested positive for both hsv 1 & 2 IgG Ab/IgG (>5.00 H). Hsv 1 I can understand being its so common but I am in serious disbelief over hsv2 as I have not had anything go on down there at all, nor have I been active in the last 3 years up until my current bf. I joked to my friend saying with my luck watch me have both orally even though its said to be rare.. hah. I actually insisted the doc re-test me last week, getting those results tomorrow. Current bf has been tested 2 times and claims negative (0.2 IgG/IgG Ab). Lucky him!

Although I know I can continue on and live a 'normal' life, I still have my moments when I feel horribly crushed. It is pretty overwhelming because now I am concerned for my partners health & our relationship. He is trying, bless him for that. I know people personally who have hsv and live happy lives but Im currently just .. Blah. :/ .. feeling a little lost.

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It was the same index value for both on the paper. I will ask at my appointment later about the combined result.

Hsv 1 IgG Ab : >5.00


Hsv 2 IgG : >5.00


Doc didnt really explain much. She just said dont play the blame game or drive yourself nuts trying to find out who and when etc. To just keep moving forward & how its not uncommon. I asked if it was possible the Hsv2 was a false positive & she said she doubted it but could re-test if I wanted. So I drew blood again. I am still thinking of getting tested elsewhere but when I spoke with Planned Parenthood the person told me they dont do bloodtesting for it unless pregnant or an active outbreak.. found that pretty odd.

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Okay... finally was given a doc that listens & seems to know her stuff.

New test result is only listing HSV 1 IgG >5.00. Nothing on result paper saying HSV2. HSV 1 IgM test read negative too. Doc wants to be sure its accurate so I had more blood drawn to re-test since there was nothing about HSV2 & 1st test listed positive. Fine with me.

She prescribed Valacyclovir to take for 7 days & gave a low dose 60 day supply.

Is it possible to have a false HSV2 result? She mentioned the test being a 50/50 thing.

This is so emotionally draining, lol.

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