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    • Aubrey77
      Thank you 
    • WilsoInAus
      Hey @Aubrey77 these symptoms are not something that oral HSV-1 can cause. In the end herpes would do what it does best and this is cause a sore somewhere on the lips . It might tingle a little as it forms, be inconvenient as it blisters and then crust as it heals and all look a little unsightly. But that’s herpes.    No reason to disbelieve your doctors thoughts on your issues.
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      Any feed back is welcome. I get these small bumps inside my right cheek. They do not hurt or burst. They just come and go. I showed them to doctors and the say they come up with stress and foods. Problem is I have pain and muscle spasms down right arm and in legs. Are these all ongoing issues for getting virus? I am not sure was going on with my body anymore 
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      Update: met with PCP Friday to get a referral to neurologist. During the discussion he discussed my low white blood cell count from a test I took in February. My count is/was 3.61. I asked him if that could be contributing to slow development of antibodies. He didn’t really react to it much. With that said, I did take another IGG test Friday which came back negative. I’m at week 12 post suppressive therapy and week 14 total without taking AVs. I emailed Terri Warren to see if she feels I need to wait longer to take the western blot to allow my WBC to increase and/or allow antibodies to develop. I want to use the WB as the final step in my testing journey and I don’t want to have to question the results.    Anyone have any experience or knowledge of someone with low/lower WBC and how long it took them to seroconvert?
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Curiositykilledmycat

How reliable is western blot?

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Curiositykilledmycat

I just received my western blot results and they came back negative for both 1 and 2. I had an appt with my GYN this morning for other reasons and she also gave me a copy of the results. But she seemed skeptical about then and now it has me worrying again. I guess since its not that common of a test and its not a mandatory rule out test ordered if you come back with a low positive that she might feel that way? But im just curious if i should put all my trust in this test or is there still a possibility of me actually being positive? 

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StayStrongOk

Hi, western blot is the highest accuracy test for HSV

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WilsoInAus

@Curiositykilledmycat according to Terri Warren who has been heavily involved in many thousands of WB tests and research using the WB - the sensitivity for HSV-2 is 99.9%.

Your doctor is just a little surprised that a 2.6 on the IgG can be a true negative. Studies show that most certainly can be the case, your doc just hasn’t seen that many results ‘overturned’ by the WB.

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3 hours ago, WilsoInAus said:

@Curiositykilledmycat according to Terri Warren who has been heavily involved in many thousands of WB tests and research using the WB - the sensitivity for HSV-2 is 99.9%.

Your doctor is just a little surprised that a 2.6 on the IgG can be a true negative. Studies show that most certainly can be the case, your doc just hasn’t seen that many results ‘overturned’ by the WB.

Is there any known instances where the results were wrong? I just don’t wanna think im 100% good if im not

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45 minutes ago, Curiositykilledmycat said:

Is there any known instances where the results were wrong? I just don’t wanna think im 100% good if im not

There are only a handful of known cases where the WB has missed an infection. These people have positively swabbed lesions.

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