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Hi everyone I am new here as I have been recently diagnosed with hsv-2 through blood samples. I am heart broken and upset. I have been looking for any weird way to cure this as I feel like I can never be intimate or date again and the guy who gave it to me disappeared. I heard of the herpes blitz protocol it’s a shake or something like that has anyone tried it and it helped or has anyone tried it and realized it’s a scam. I will do anything to get rid of genital herpes. 

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WilsoInAus

@C2018for now there is nothing you can do to get rid of genital herpes.

It sounds like your blood test results were a complete surprise!? What blood test did you have that suggested you are positive for herpes? Why did you test? Have you had unexplained lesions genitally?

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C2018

@WilsoInAus I had random ulcers type sores so I went in for an exam and my doctor tested for all stds with cultures as well as blood tests for hiv and herpes due to me having a very low immune system. I don’t recall the name she said for the blood test as as soon as she said positive for hsv-2 I lost it. I do follow up with an infectious disease doctor. I had the sores for maybe a week and took valtrex and it all went away. I’m hoping someone the blood work is wrong I am in shock.

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WilsoInAus

OK so when you say random ulcers, where were they on your body and did you have these ulcers cultured (meaning a swab taken with a cotton tip or similar).

Were these the first ulcers of this nature you have had? What sexual activity did you have in the week before they appeared?

The blood test is critical, there are two main types IgM and IgG. You need to know which test it was and the number. Best way is to get a full printout from your doctor so you have it all to hand.

Sorry for questions, the answers will help zero in of some conversation points with your doctor.

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@WilsoInAus the ulcers I think I would call them they more seemed like small cuts never had pus or anything  were in my vaginal area. My doctor not a gynecologist did a full exam with cultures but I’m not sure if she cultured for that or not. The way she explained the blood work she said one test shows if I’ve had a recent or current infection at the time of the blood draw and that showed positive but the other one didn’t show positive which means I haven’t had it long I have to get my paperwork from her. About 9 before I saw her I had sexual intercourse with a new partner and I first noticed some pain about 4-5 days after sex with him but didn’t really notice the marks until 6 days after. 

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Scooby2112

Sounds like you had an igm and an Igg.  In theory igm is trying to detect the initial crude antibodies your body forms.  As your igm reports back to your body it creates a more specialized antibody Igg to fight the virus.  The problem is because igm is a broader antibody it can bind with a broader range of proteins in the body.  Since there are so many proteins with similar enough profiles igm for an adult can pick up extraneous proteins and signature positive.  

That doesn't mean you are negative.  Your doctor should test you again with Igg only in about 4-8 weeks (ideally 12 weeks from the point you think you were infected) to determine the results.  Or if you get a recurrence have that swabbed.  

An Igg or a swab are what should be trusted.  Igm by itself I would not trust.  

 

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WilsoInAus
24 minutes ago, C2018 said:

@WilsoInAus the ulcers I think I would call them they more seemed like small cuts never had pus or anything  were in my vaginal area. My doctor not a gynecologist did a full exam with cultures but I’m not sure if she cultured for that or not. The way she explained the blood work she said one test shows if I’ve had a recent or current infection at the time of the blood draw and that showed positive but the other one didn’t show positive which means I haven’t had it long I have to get my paperwork from her. About 9 before I saw her I had sexual intercourse with a new partner and I first noticed some pain about 4-5 days after sex with him but didn’t really notice the marks until 6 days after. 

You will need to remain curious on this one. It is clear the IgM has come back positive, but they often do for reasons unrelated to herpes. Your IgG is negative. All up this would mean a recent infection as has been suggested.

The fact that you had cuts and not lesions would be unusual in terms of an initial outbreak, hence the need to not draw conclusions just yet.

As mentioned, a 12 week blood test is now required to confirm a herpes infection (provided your swabs are negative, I cannot see why a doctor would not test for herpes having taken a genital swab).

Something that would provide further information is to ask your new partner to take the IgG blood test, type specific HSV-1 and HSV-2 and see what actually is or isn't a risk here.

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4 hours ago, C2018 said:

Hi everyone I am new here as I have been recently diagnosed with hsv-2 through blood samples. I am heart broken and upset. I have been looking for any weird way to cure this as I feel like I can never be intimate or date again and the guy who gave it to me disappeared. I heard of the herpes blitz protocol it’s a shake or something like that has anyone tried it and it helped or has anyone tried it and realized it’s a scam. I will do anything to get rid of genital herpes. 

You’ll surely date again once you get pass the shock and stigma 

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C2018

@Scooby2112 I’ve read that people at low risk for hsv-2 such as people who have had shingles or hsv-1 can give the igm a false positive and I’ve had shingles. My doctor told me she didn’t think the herpes was std related when she looked at it during my exam but due to me having a low immune system from my auto immune disease so I was confused how you can pick up Genital herpes. I’m hoping the igm might be a false positive due to me having shingles in the past. 

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I have not heard of anyone being at low risk for hsv2.  

I would say that igm can be positive by cross reacting with other viruses or proteins.  

However if you have hsv2 then it most certainly is sexually transmitted.  Hsv1 and shingles are different viruses and have no bearing on whether you have hsv2 or not.  Wait till you can get an Igg test to confirm.  

Or new sores appear then you can get a swab.  

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WilsoInAus

Hey @C2018 thanks for the further information.

Note that IgM is not a diagnosis. A positive can be due to a range of rogue proteins that could be related to any virus, or not! It does seem that anyone regardless of what they have or haven't had can test positive falsely on an IgM. It is a very poor test with no diagnostic value whatsoever.

Note that auto immune issues are more than likely an over-reactive immune system and not a low immune system at all.

Either way, there is not a diagnosis of herpes here just yet.

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C2018

Thank you both for your information all of this is new to me I am going to my regular gynecologist at the end of this month and will be talking about this more with her. Hoping for the best. 

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