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Hey Being@Peace welcome honey. If they took a blood test this test should show whether it was an IGG or IGM BLOOD TEST. There should be numbers for each h1 & h2 separately. If this was a combination blood test, I'd retest with an HERPESELECT IGG BLOOD TEST. Your doctor should have better informed you but MOST all doctor's DO NOT. That's why people come here to our community forum to seek out education, and explanations and support. You are not alone, I'm 50 ish , there are many of us around. I've had my Ghsv 2 for over half my life. I'm happy married to a non h man for over two decades, he still testing negative. It's quite possible you had a combination blood test and are not carrying the virus. Keep us posted. VVK is knowledgeable and has helped me many times, please post your test results so he, we, can help. Hugs Aces 

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Hey, thanks, I tested twice from to different Doctor , both listed positive for 1&2, on the first Lab >5 for both and the second Lab it just said Postive for 1&2 and Negative for Range...I'm going to the Physician tomorrow from Second Lab to explore all options..my body has been feeling warm and comfy had a cold for the first time In over 25 years( I normally have Sinus seasonal problems) . When I told the guy I had been intimate of and on for the last 2yrs( he was cool) however, I told him to get tested and that fool said No...r u kidding me, I would get tested..,anywho, I will keep u posted. This is emotional, but, I'm learning how to take care me better.ll

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Actually the guy isn't a fool at all ;) many already have the virus in one form or another. I'd bet he too has had cold sores or fever blisters but I'd also bet he Never knew it was herpes simplex. MOST do not know. It took me 20 years to actually get my husband to test . He only did it for me. But to my ssurprise he was getting proper blood test from his company. But if the guy likes being with you and you've disclosed your sexual health concerns, I'm assuming y'all are exclusive, no need if he doesn't think it's an issue. My husband doesn't see it as an issue, many couples don't. Keep us posted honey. Hugs Aces 

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Thanks, I was exclusive....I haven't heard from him since and I'm really not looking for it based on reaction(he wasn't mean) however, I believe he already knew, he said he wasn't going to get tested:/..Anyway, I have to focus on being pro active about my health. I, glad I was honest enough to tell him, and believe or not, I felt a little better. I just couldn't see myself not saying anything. Also, my DOctors have been extraordinary with explaining and being sensitive to my needs. There was no foul comments or anything, in fact they wanted me to smile before I left the office and they made me smile. Now here I go being Proactive with my life and health. Its not easy but I WILL WIN!!!

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