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So I’m just wondering if anyone had ever had a swab that was incorrect. I’ve seen where people have said they have had swabs that are positive but never test positive on a blood test . Basically never and I am wondering is it even herpes? I’m new to all this and just need insight. Also, wondering how often HSV1 is missed on a blood test. My swab is positive but my blood is negative. 

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I’ve had negative swabs as well as tons of negative blood test. Including western blot. I think IGG are notorious for missing HSV infections. I don’t even think the western blot is as accurate as everyone thinks it is.  Even with all my negative test, I still feel certain I have it. What are your symptoms? 

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On 1/2/2019 at 12:06 PM, Whoknew? said:

I’ve had negative swabs as well as tons of negative blood test. Including western blot. I think IGG are notorious for missing HSV infections. I don’t even think the western blot is as accurate as everyone thinks it is.  Even with all my negative test, I still feel certain I have it. What are your symptoms? 

Well I had a sore one and the urgent care doctor said it looked like a cold sore. It hurt but nothing else bothered me like no flu symptoms. I started Valtrex and stuff and it kinda made me feel worse and then the sore just went away . I took the Valtrex for like one day then just decided to wait until I got my results. I’m concerned so I will be going to my real doctor, but I don’t have many symptoms and hopefully won’t. It’s looking like it’s Ghsv1 and I feel like nobody knows anything about how to even treat it or how easily it’s passed. Smh so confusing the swab took forever and they called me twice once to tell me I was fine and nothing showed then called me back to say oh wait it’s Hsv1

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I would definitely do a follow up with your doctor. That’s pretty strange to me for them to say it was negative then call again and say positive. I’m not saying that it isn’t positive, but I would want to double check on that. Especially if you have another sore pop up. Get it swabbed. 

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