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Hsv IGG test at 145 days!! -bad anxiety


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hi guys. I need clarification on my testing and time frame. I had sex in the summer and had a small sore like thing on my penis for a couple days which did not hurt at all. It was gone very quickly before I could get in to doctors. But I also developed a groin rash around this time which persisted for weeks and was examined by several doctors who thought it was fungal. Girl I had been with also complained of a yeast infection (I know hsv can be mistaken for a yeast). Anyways, also had a sore left leg for a couple weeks. 

No fever painful urination or flu symptoms. 

I drove a long distance to get a herpeselect test igg about a week short of five months. Around 145 days. This was positive for hsv 1 and negative for hsv 2. I was happy for the negative hsv 2 result. 

I will say both my parents get cold sores. I don't remember having one,. My girlfriend in high school used to get them occasionally and we probably weren't too careful.  But either way I am in my late 20s now and was very worried by my symptoms in the summer. 

I have read that having type one can delay antibody production? Or that igg tests are not that great? Or I should've waited six months but some places say three or four. What should I do??

i really can't afford to drive again (almost eight hours and the test was out of pocket).

is my 4.5 month result for hsv 2 conclusive? 

How can I be sure if I have hsv 1 orally or genitally when I didn't get a swab from the summer? Should I assume one or the other?

what should I test prospective partners?  Thanks guys 

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I have also read recently that some people test negative out to one year! Should I consider my 4.5-5 month test conclusive? I don't know if my sanity can hold up waiting till the summer to re test 

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On February 15, 2016 at 1:40 AM, WilsoInAus said:

Yes this is conclusive, you do not have genital herpes and you do not have HSV-2!!!

Thanks for the reply. I only ask about my test because I've read about people taking six months or a year for a positive test. You would move on if you were me given your expertise about hsv 2? At 4.5 months 

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Yes that is conclusive for HSV-2. Don't give full credibility to the stories you come across with delayed seroconversion; many are not true, are the result of misinterpretation or involve extenuating circumstances that are not applicable here.

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