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onelove2198

WB results positive...found out today

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onelove2198

So, I may have not made the best decisions when it comes to sexual behavior in the past few years. I always got tested but never got the blood work for HSV until recently. Never had any symptoms that were the "typical" symptoms I read online to be a herpes outbreak. A few weeks ago, I got IGG test done that was 1.01 for HSV 2 and negative for HSV 1.  I scoured the internet hoping that my 1.01 would be a false positive. My GYN suggested to get tested again in 2 weeks.  Instead of getting the IGG test done again, I went ahead and did the WB so I wouldn't be sitting around stressing out anymore than I needed to.  Well, got the results today and it came back positive.  I am still getting it through my head that this has happened.  I am so nervous about dating from here on out and how it will effect that. I think that is what is most terrifying.  I feel like I am the only one that I know that has this now and I feel disgusting. Just wanted to vent a little bit and hear back from people who have had similar situations. 

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WilsoInAus

Getting the Westernblot is a good move. What were the results of this test that you can take as definitive?

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It Hurts

WB? Whole blood lab? I remember when I found out I was devastated. I felt tainted and dirty. I felt like no one would ever want me again. It is now been seven years and I still struggle with it at times but I also realize that life goes on.  Some days will be better than others. You will start to realize what your individual triggers are. I only joined this group a few days ago and I found that there is some very promising research and hopefully sooner rather than later hopefully a cure or treatment that helps more than the traditional medication. 

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onelove2198

yeah the WB I meant as western blot and it came back positive so I'm assuming thats a definite positive even without any symptoms or outbreaks 

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onelove2198

oh sorry, did not understand the question. it was for separate hsv-1 and hsv 2. negative for hsv 1 but positive hsv2 

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