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ILoveSilence

Just got the results of my recent blood analysis. IgG was one of the tests. Had a vain hope that this was all some kind of mistake, but looks like Im back with that reality.

Does IgG of 1.4 mean anything in particular other that that I have HSV?

Thank you for any advice

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WilsoInAus
18 minutes ago, ILoveSilence said:

Just got the results of my recent blood analysis. IgG was one of the tests. Had a vain hope that this was all some kind of mistake, but looks like Im back with that reality.

Does IgG of 1.4 mean anything in particular other that that I have HSV?

Thank you for any advice

Was this for HSV-1 or HSV-2 or a combined HSV 1/2 test?

I'm guess 1.1 is the reference point for a positive?

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ILoveSilence

Well its a Russian test so combined :) My feeling is that ironically professionals don't really discriminate between the two here even though we do have an institute dedicated to infectious diseases and they do have a herpes dept or something.

Yes, 1.1 is the reference. Its says below 0.9 is a negative, between 0.9 and 1.1 tentative and above 1.1 positive

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WilsoInAus
20 minutes ago, ILoveSilence said:

Well its a Russian test so combined :) My feeling is that ironically professionals don't really discriminate between the two here even though we do have an institute dedicated to infectious diseases and they do have a herpes dept or something.

Yes, 1.1 is the reference. Its says below 0.9 is a negative, between 0.9 and 1.1 tentative and above 1.1 positive

Its a low positive so it is feasible you do not have herpes.

However as oral HSV-1 infections are so common, there is no real reason to disbelieve this is what you have.

There is no evidence from this test that you have any form of genital herpes.

However you definitely have a positive PCR swab, right?

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ILoveSilence
14 minutes ago, WilsoInAus said:

Its a low positive so it is feasible you do not have herpes.

What seriously? Can it be possibly related to the fact that I have been taking antivirals whichever way possible for the better part of the week? Hate to be crude but seriously, every damn orifice.

 

15 minutes ago, WilsoInAus said:

However you definitely have a positive PCR swab, right?

Well seems like it. I had sores so I went to see the first relevant doctor I could find as per my first story. They did do a PCR swab (can send you a pic) but they took cash as payment and in return just gave me a piece of paper that said HSV2 positive. Its in russian but yeah, I did get that. Thats why I have decided to do a blood test as well. Part of me kept hoping this was some sort of a con

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ILoveSilence

I mean I did have sores on the right side of my shaft and tiny pustules. Fever, headache, muscle pains, swollen right lymph node, itching .... the works

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WilsoInAus

@ILoveSilence how long after that sore appeared did you take this blood test. It does take 3-12 weeks for antibodies to appear and test positive and about 6-12 to 'spike' at a highish level.

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ILoveSilence

Yeah I guess enough with the emotional roller coaster for one day. @WilsoInAus thanks, man! I really appreciate you supporting me through this, but you are right, I probably do need to have another test 4 weeks down the road to see how I do. I've overanalysed my junk enough recently. I just need to face it and deal with it

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