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MrPliers

The land of the unknown is a big fear but not one to harp on. I just found out this morning the life altering news and I just had many questions:

When did i get? Who gave it to me? Why couldn't they just be upfront? And etc

With all of the questions I have asked myself all day, the thing I won't do is blame my partners because that's just everlasting battle that will never get settled.

I can blab about this all day and just run thru the  gauntlet of emotions but I will be ok.

 

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WilsoInAus

Yes indeed you will be OK!

Helps to talk it through. You are taking the right approach though, the past is the past and needs to stay there for so many good reasons. There is only looking forward. 

This does sound like a surprise for you though. What has happened? You had a test? Which one?

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MrPliers

I went in for my end of the year physical.  Blood drawn, urine sample etc and said to test for anything and everything and he said yea you have HSV2 and I'm looking at him with the puzzled like what? How?

i asked him the last time I was tested and he said 2014 but we didn't do a HSV2 test but we drawn blood and tested for STDs which came back negative so it just threw me for a loop because it's not like damn I can't even give myself a timeline of when it was contracted etc but just like Research has said, lots of people do not have symptoms at all including me so it kinda throws me into a whirlwind like WTF. Haven't had any sores, lumps, lesions, painful urination etc so it's just a big fog

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WilsoInAus

Aggghhh, the old annual physical. These tend to produce more false positive diagnoses than any other means!

I would certainly be seeking clarification of the testing that was performed. For whatever reason, physicals often involve IgM testing, which is the wrong test and cannot be used to diagnose.

If it is the IgG antibody test type specific for HSV-1 and HSV-2 then this is the credible test, but you must have a value over 3.5 to confirm a HSV-2 infection. 

I really urge you to get hold of the paperwork here. Many who conduct physicals are not trained doctors or have much herpes experience.

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MrPliers

Will my paperwork tell me which test was taken and the lgG value or would only the doctor know that information?

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WilsoInAus

I think if you ask for a printout from what appears on his patient management screen it will have all the information you need. They are used to providing such printouts as they often need to be shown to partners!

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