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justmyluck6407

Ok where to start.. I have never had an std in my entire life. I recently left a 10 year relationship because we could not get passed our differences. I started dating a new guy, we were dating for 4 months when I found out he was cheating. About two wks after finding out he sent me a picture of what looked like HSV2. I freaked! I made him go with me and get tested. We used condoms every single time and I thought I was being safe :( His tests were positive for hsv2. I was negative. I actually know the other woman, and she also came back negative for antibodies, and showed me the proof. I thought I was good. I figured if she was negative it is something he has probably had, and if I was negative after being possible exposed for 4 months, using protection and testing neg. Well yesterday morning I woke up to a small ulcer like sore. Its only one. It is not super painful but does hurt if touched etc. I am freaking out! I haven't been with anyone else since this has happened. He broke out back in the middle of april, we were tested may 1. I am so confused on how if I haven't slept with him or anyone since, and was exposed long enough for the test, where this came from. I have no clue what else it could be.. What I am trying to understand is I know you can have an out break yrs later...but why didn't the test come back positive. All 3 of us tested neg for everything else also.

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eightyfour

From what I've read, it can take up to 2-3 months for your immune system to produce antibodies to the virus. So you probably got the blood test too soon, and that's why it showed up negative.

If you have an active sore right now, you should go in and get that tested with a culture swab. And while you are there, you might as well get another blood test too.

Finally, know that everything will be ok, but its normal to feel like the world is going to end initially

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Nightmare7575

Or it could be something else,so fingers crossed its something else after you next test.

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wildman

Get more tests - a swab of the lesion, and maybe another blood test . . . or wait a little longer and then get another  blood test to make sure one way or the other . . . one little mark could be anything . .

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Lisajd

If you had a negative igg test initially it may have been too soon as has been stated but if 3 months has passed you could get that done again but if you have an ulcer you might be able to get that swabbed

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justmyluck6407

Thanks for the replies. Today I was told the swab was inconclusive! I swear... My doctor couldn't squeeze me in until Wed now!! She said we can do blood test again, and try to do another sample also because that is the most accurate. She said it could be because it is such a tiny sore, why it was inconclusive. Is this even possible? The sore is still there not healing, not changing, and still the only one. I have no other symptoms. She is acting like there is not much else it could be considering the circumstances. I am having a really rough week of non-stop crying, and searching online. I just don't understand how I am supposed to feel ok. I caught this while using protection and if there is such a low risk with protection..how am I ever going to tell people it ok if we use protection...blah. I feel absolutely tainted. Sorry..super emotional.

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Nightmare7575

I guess we need a caught it while using Condom section, because I did also. I think the same thing about telling people,but I also know intercourse is not the only thing on the menu[lol]. The whole shedding thing makes me very nervous about giving it to somebody even if you use the antiviral /suppressants some are still passing it on.  Keep getting info and keep writing on here it helps me with the frustration and anger. 

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Lisajd

A blood test will only show positive after 3 months from the infection so if it you have an igg test it may show negative. Maybe the sample just wasn't enough to test it properly.  And no condoms don't completely provide protection because herpes is the hold genital area including the thigh and the anus

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