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Confused... advice please?

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Hi. negative igg 16 weeks which is great but feel...confused. Seen people on here say they have it but it never shows up on igg and it's made me really scared. 

When I got suspicious I wrote symptoms down lol (I get sick a lot, bad health so I record stuff so I can make sense of everything). Apologies for length of post!!

16/4 - protected regular sex, unprotected oral (me receiving).

24/4 -kinda like a 'zzzz, zzzz' tingle/buzz on underside of bum cheek a few times then again later. flat circular spot then appeared, stuff in it was pure white. got rid of it, skin normal like it had never been there. Had yeast infection - just stopped pill and change in hormones brings them on. also got bad cold, possibly could've been coming down with that a while. got 5 week awful chest infection in may too. I have a weak immune system. It was a bad time lol. 

2/5 - burning/tingling on top lip for couple days then a spot. tiny, white & hurt.

around 12/5 - weird spot at top of ass crack (no white). Tried to get swab, no appointments left and wasn't good for swab by time they fit me in. think had tingling/itching.

17/5 - took acyclovir for 3 days. Stupid but was in bad place, knew f all about herpes. panicked and took as preventative as had a big event to go to and worried I was gonna come out in something.

25/5 - prickling bum cheek, 2 hours later 4 tiny red dots on bum cheek in perfect square. Gone by next morn. 

13/6 prickling again. TINY spot on other ass cheek. 

18/6 sunbathed, got bright red weird mark middle of bum cheek. Think had dots in it, couldn't tell. Loads little dots around it. Noticed at night then it went quickly.

3/7 - fissures on back passage - always had 1 that comes and goes because I have bad IBS but there was about 4 new wider ones. went too quickly to swab. This happened again start of August. 

Had itching, tingling, pinching, prickling, muscle pains on bum since this all began, bad itching in coccyx area. Not always constant but very frequent. I accept that some could be in my head. It feels real. However that first time when I got that majorly specific bzzzz can't have been anxiety. Couldn't get any swabs - all too small/disappeared too quickly - not easy to get urgent appointments here. Trust me, I tried! its all really unusual for me, I very very rarely get spots on my bum.

Igg test at 6 weeks: 

hsv1: 0.560         Hsv2: >0.500

Igg at 16 weeks (12 weeks after acyclovirs) (Elisa):

hsv1: 0.439        Hsv2: >0.500

why has my hsv1 result changed slightly? And why would they put 0.439 then only '>0.5' for hsv2

So what do I do? Pass all that off as nothing, potentially get in a relationship and say I'm all clear? even though people on here say they got positive from swab, negative igg a yr later? 

Thanks for reading this.

Edited by gd123
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I think that's the point, people who do not test positive on blood are able to obtain a positive swab.

Is the HSV-2 test <0.500 or >0.500. What is the positive range for the test you have had?

The HSV-1 differential is neither here nor there. Every test has a different control level for what constitutes 1 and a minimum value.

In the end, your symptoms and testing in no way suggest a herpes infection. You have done all that is humanly expected of you to establish your status and you are more than entitled to be confident in describing yourself clear of the virus.

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@WilsoInAus sorry I've written it wrong I will go back and edit. 

It is meant to say < 0.5 on both. 

The range for the first test was:

<0.9 negative

0.9-1.1 equivocal

>1.1 positive 

they didn't send me the range for the second test (different company), I just know it was Elisa. I can ask them. 

Thank you very much for your advice, I think the fact I had such specific tingling in the beginning has what has panicked me the most. If that had never happened I wouldn't suspect herpes but it really was the weirdest sensation like it was buzzing across my nerves in a line about 3 inches, several times then again throughout the evening before that first flat spot. And the tingling, burning for 2 days then spot on my lip was unusual also. I would have had faith in the blood test but I've read so much on here about it not being accurate it's scared me. 

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