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junny

So I have had only ONE sex partner my entire life. I've been with my BF for over 7 years, we took a 3 month break and got back together. In order for me to feel okay to be with him again, I asked him to get an STD panel done. I did one as well. Well, turns out I got tested positive for herpes, value for HSV 2 was 2.48 and also positive for HSV 1 and he tested negative for HSV 2 but positive for HSV 1. He took the test twice and both times it was negative. I don't get this???? The doctor just told me not to worry about it and to go on with my life and said that he might have had it and gave it to me and cleared up for him. She said it might have been a very low strain of herpes. Is this true?? I'm going crazy about this. :pensive:

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DrearyDaysAhead

I coupd be wrong but I believe you need to have a value of atleast 3.5 to be considered positive? 

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Disc0rdant

2.48 is still in the "inconclusive zone".  Maybe he has a false negative but those are less common w hsv2.  I would try doing a western blot.  They are expensive but may ease your mind. False negatives do happen, but I think it is a false positive you have.

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Nightmare7575

Fingers crossed that you do not have this. Your boyfriend could have had a cold sore and gave you the HSV-2 during oral sex . I have not heard of a very low strain .

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junny

Thank you everyone who took the time to reply.

8 minutes ago, Nightmare7575 said:

Fingers crossed that you do not have this. Your boyfriend could have had a cold sore and gave you the HSV-2 during oral sex . I have not heard of a very low strain .

So it could have happened during oral sex only if he had a cold sore? I gave him oral sex plenty of times and he is okay.  So if I gave him oral sex and then we had sex, could I have caught it this way????? :flushed:

I will do the Western Block test to confirm.

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junny

I'm also a bit upset that when you do an STD panel at your doctor's they do not include herpes. I thought it was a given. I did not know you had to request it. All along, I thought I was okay. I would go for testing every year, thinking I was okay.

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Nightmare7575

I am not a Medical professional ,but from what I have read on here I think it can happen if he has a cold sore and gives you oral. I could be wrong though.Get the western blot for sure,its the most accurate .  

 

I knew for sure I did not have it and one doctor told me not to even get tested because I did not have any symptoms,but I went anyway just to be safe and BAM,here I am. 

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junny
Just now, Nightmare7575 said:

I am not a Medical professional ,but from what I have read on here I think it can happen if he has a cold sore and gives you oral. I could be wrong though.Get the western blot for sure,its the most accurate .  

Yes, I will, but I am also confused why if I have it, I did not give to him? We have had unprotected sex for many years up until we broke up for those months. Sorry, I am just so confused and don't know what to think, but we will do the test. Thanks again.

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Nightmare7575

I am still confused after a month and a half.The first woman I was with after my divorce married for 21 years ,so I think she gave it to me ,BUT  there are some on here saying I might have had it for years and  years did not know because of no outbreaks and my high value 11.40 . I am think of doing the blot myself and just praying even though with such a high value it would be a miracle .

 

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Just now, Nightmare7575 said:

I am still confused after a month and a half.The first woman I was with after my divorce married for 21 years ,so I think she gave it to me ,BUT  there are some on here saying I might have had it for years and  years did not know because of no outbreaks and my high value 11.40 . I am think of doing the blot myself and just praying even though with such a high value it would be a miracle .

 

You should do it, seems like this is the only conclusive test. Miracles do happen and I will pray that this is the case for both of us.

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junny
Hello,
 
I am giving you guys this info in case this might be of help to anyone else. I am getting the Western blot done and these are the steps I took:
 
1.  Went to the website here:
 
2. You will need to create a eVisit to talk to Terri Warren:
 
3. You have to talk to her through video chatting here, once you do the consultation she will give you the REQ for the Western Blot test and all the instructions on what to do next. The cost for the test and her consultation came out to: $314.00
 
4. Call the University of Washington to order the kit at 1-800-713-5198. The kit arrived like in 2 days.
 
5. I could not get a lab to give me back the blood, so there is a service if you live in the LA area, not sure if this works anywhere else, but they come to your house, draw your blood, spin it and then ship it for you, as long as you have a pre-paid label. They are the National Phlebotomy Providers:
Phone: 1-888-257-8499
 
These guys are amazing!  I can't recommend them enough.
 
7.  Get your shipping label prior to their appoint and make sure to get a clinical pak bag from Fedex and select overnight shipping. You have to get in the clinical pak before 5pm unless you go to a shipping facility.
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So now, I'm waiting on my results. I'll post here when I receive them. Also I found this graph useful.I basically have a 50% chance of having it not. Also, some people with high positives can actually be negative.
 
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Nightmare7575

Thanks, great info and everything is crossed that you don't have this.

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Lisajd

If you have positive hsv1 it could be oral or genital.  If he has positive hsv1 it could be oral or genital.   You are not likely to get hsv2 from oral sex if he has oral herpes type 1.  @Nightmare7575 this is incorrect info.  If you have only had sex with him your hsv2 can only be him.  How far apart were his tests?  Were they igg.  Without symptoms you cannot be sure if your hsv1 is oral or genital.  

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junny

HI Lisajd,

Thanks for the info! His test were about 1 month apart.  We took both tests at the same time. Both he and I have not had any symptoms. Yes, there both IGG.

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Lisajd

Then at this point you both have an existing hsv1 infection either oral or genital. 

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junny

So I got my results back from the Western Blot test and am happy to say that it was negative. I am so glad this is over with. Either way, I was going to continue living my life, but now am wondering why everyone is not getting tested using this method if this proves without a doubt if you have herpes or not. Will save people a lot of heartache.

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WilsoInAus

The majority of test results are not unclear - very negative or very positive and this is very accurate for HSV-2.

I have no idea what the proportion of tests result in false positives. I have seen figures in the range of 5-20% but who knows. Many of these people wait a month or two and then test negative on IgG confirming the false positive.

The Westernblot is massively helpful for those with low positives, but it is also pretty expensive.

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On 7/17/2017 at 12:37 PM, Nightmare7575 said:

I am not a Medical professional ,but from what I have read on here I think it can happen if he has a cold sore and gives you oral. I could be wrong though.Get the western blot for sure,its the most accurate .  

 

I knew for sure I did not have it and one doctor told me not to even get tested because I did not have any symptoms,but I went anyway just to be safe and BAM,here I am. 

Yes, you can get it that way. Even if No ulcer is present. 

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