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I took a 10 panel STD test in April through STDcheck.com that came back positive for HSV1 and HSV2.  I have had cold sores since I was a child, but have never had a genital outbreak of any kind. My HSV1 Igg was 45.02 my HSV2 Igg was 1.49.  For this test greater than 1.09 is considered positive.  The doctor advised to retest.  I just retested for HSV2 in August and it came back positive with an Igg of 2.43.   Does this confirm HSV2?  Could two low positives mean a false positive?  Any advice is greatly appreciated! 

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Tone123
1 hour ago, Steve274 said:

I took a 10 panel STD test in April through STDcheck.com that came back positive for HSV1 and HSV2.  I have had cold sores since I was a child, but have never had a genital outbreak of any kind. My HSV1 Igg was 45.02 my HSV2 Igg was 1.49.  For this test greater than 1.09 is considered positive.  The doctor advised to retest.  I just retested for HSV2 in August and it came back positive with an Igg of 2.43.   Does this confirm HSV2?  Could two low positives mean a false positive?  Any advice is greatly appreciated! 

Yes those are considered to be low positives and the best confirmation would be the western blot. Some people just have the protein to trip the test causing low pos scores like this. Or it could be some cross reaction going on. What made you want to test? When was your last sexual activity of concern?

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Steve274

My last sexual activity of concern was in February, which is also why I tested.  How can I get the western blot test?

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1 hour ago, Steve274 said:

My last sexual activity of concern was in February, which is also why I tested.  How can I get the western blot test?

https://westoverheights.com/forum/

 

That's the link to Terri Warren she's a nurse who specializes in this field for 30 plus years. You can also call the university of Washington and they'll send you a kit for the blot. Your doc can sign it or Terri Warren herself. The good news is there's a big chance this is a false positive because in a couple month span those numbers should of tripled passed the 3.5 mark. 

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On 8/29/2019 at 9:54 AM, Tone123 said:

https://westoverheights.com/forum/

 

That's the link to Terri Warren she's a nurse who specializes in this field for 30 plus years. You can also call the university of Washington and they'll send you a kit for the blot. Your doc can sign it or Terri Warren herself. The good news is there's a big chance this is a false positive because in a couple month span those numbers should of tripled passed the 3.5 mark. 

And what about me ?? @Tone123that i got 2 positives for hsv 2 on march and may being igg : 5.6 and then on may igg: 4.2 diminishing . 

 

Then on june i did another and it was negative for igg: 0.6 

july: igg: 1.41

august: igg: 0.4 

 

all igms always negative what does this mean??? I had 5 tests

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2 hours ago, Samantha1997 said:

And what about me ?? @Tone123that i got 2 positives for hsv 2 on march and may being igg : 5.6 and then on may igg: 4.2 diminishing . 

 

Then on june i did another and it was negative for igg: 0.6 

july: igg: 1.41

august: igg: 0.4 

 

all igms always negative what does this mean??? I had 5 tests

That's very weird the march and may test are above the false pos range. The June July are set low and are in the range of false pos. Are you sure it was IgG in March. Find out what kind of test they used. In the u.s the testing values may be a lil diff. I'll let someone else chime in as I don't want to be wrong here. 

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