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Well, as suspected...my HSV-1 came back positive...only after initially being told they both were negative....I had my doubts....and then the phone rang again........

My HSV-1 level was 5.00....supposedly the nurse said that anything over 1.10 was positive. What she didn't know was if the 5.00 level meant that I recently contracted it, or if I've had it................5.00 sounds high to me which from what I've read here means I recently contracted it...However, I have a history of having fever blisters since I was a kid....so I was assuming I've had it my whole life......

I asked her to ask the Dr. or to have the Dr. call me to see IF they can even tell that information...whether it is recent or past antibodies...


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high level

My doctor told me that it depends on the test used, that the labs all use different levels and cut offs depending on the test used. Not sure if this is correct, but that's what I was told.

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Really? That's interesting...thanks..and what I suspected after this whole thing came up a couple of weeks ago...that I've had it my whole life...if you've read my initial post..I had no idea though (obviousely)...I get sick alot but have always been told it's a sinus infection...but it goes away in 1-2 days after staying home and resting...I get a low-grade fever, chills, sore throat, and sometimes feel a fever blister trying to surface...although I haven't had one actually surface in years....

So, it makes sense now.............

I am taking 500 mg of Valtrex and have felt much better this past week. I am also taking alot of vitamins..which I had previously not done.. =(

The nurse did call me back..but she said they couldn't tell when I got it by the 5.0 number.....however, I knew I could find out from the more informed people on this site. ;-( I am amazed at what the health care professionals do not know or share with the public!!!! I had to tell the nurse today that I possibly transmitted HSV-1 to my partner..and she was adament (sp) that it was not possible to transmit HSV-1 to his genitals...........and I told her that I had read otherwise over the past 2 weeks...so she put me on hold.and went to ask one of the other Dr.'s.........and he confirmed that yes...bc I tested postive, I more than likely transmitted it to him orally!!


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