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ok so a few weeks ago I was visually diagnosed with herpes. Due to some mix up, my culture was never ran. However, since I felt better about a week after being on Valtrex, my doctor confirmed it was Herpes.  I told my bf and he got tested for herpes too but his stuff came up negative for type 1 and type 2. I am so confused because he is the only person I have had sex with so it makes no sense for me to have herpes and him not to.  I have finally been coming to terms with having herpes and now I feel like I have been set back. I am getting blood work done next week just for confirmation, but I am really scared.  What if I'm positive and he's not? I don't want to risk giving him herpes. I could be shedding and I might not even know it. I have no idea how long I've truly had herpes or how I got it. seriously, if my man doesn't have it then there is no logical explanation of how i got herpes on my genitals. He is the only person I slept with and I have never had a cold sore. What if my test comes back negative? Then it does not explain why I was i pain for so long or why the medicine worked. Then what if everything is all just wrong. I read from several places that pretty much all forms of testing are not necessarily accurate. So what do I believe?  My life is in shambles. I honestly feel like I am back to square one. I am so thankful to find this out after exams because I am just so frustrated.

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I also think that if its hsv its type 1. It just might not be hsv but you could try Igg when enought time has passed, in this case test just misses your boyfriend. Or if you want to find if its not hsv at all get WB for your boyfriend and you will have conclusive answer right now. 

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I think there's a reasonable chance you will find this a misdiagnosis of herpes. Only one partner with negative results.

i think you will have a negative blood test at the 12 week mark. If positive for HSV-1 then this is likely to be a childhood infection.

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    • EssenceL25
      I’m going to force him to get tested ! Thanks for your help ! 
    • WilsoInAus
      @EssenceL25 there really isn't a question mark around the source, it's your latest partner. The median time from infection to an outbreak of lesions upon initial infection is 4 days.  The only thing that isn't certain is the type I suggest.
    • EssenceL25
      I asked if it was hsv 1 or 2 and the doctor said it was Hsv2. I’m not sure i just asked him when he was tested last he said this year I said I think we should go test together and he agreed . I’m going to bring it up again cause I really need to know if he gave this to me I wasn’t sure since it was so close to my previous relationship.
    • WilsoInAus
      @EssenceL25 then it is all beyond reasonable doubt that the current partner is the source. A 'perfect' fit in terms of timing, symptoms and swab. It may be though that the type is not technically known. Culture swabs are very often not typed and just assumed to be HSV-2 if taken from a genital location. If you received oral sex in the days leading into 7 March then it is 50/50 as to whether this is HSV-1 or HSV-2. You could contact your doctor and confirm if the swab was actually typed (which is a second test where fluorescent antibodies for HSV-1 and HSV-2 are added and see which one 'glows').  If that test wasn't done then you do not know type. If you have oral HSV-1 yourself (cold sores) then this will be HSV-2. Does your partner have oral HSV-1? It is somewhat strange for him not to rush and test - many people have a 'reaction' if they truly do not know their status and have concerns that you infected them etc. (not initially rational of course). This indicates he may know his status - or maybe he just isn't simply the sharpest tool in the shed!?
    • EssenceL25
      I had flu like symptoms and ulcers on my vagina . They did a culture and I tested positive for hsv2. I asked my partner to get tested he agreed but I’m not sure if he will cause he hasn’t said anything else about it. 
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