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I had unprotected sex November 16th 2019. I tested positive for HSV2 on December 10th >5 (igg) , retested December 14 and now stated >13.80 (igg quest).

Today is December 16th and I have yet to have any symptoms or lesions anywhere. HOWEVER, a Week later after exposure I had a sore throat to where drinking and swallowing was very painful for about a week. 

I know she Has HSV2 because she told me (deceivingly too late) and I understand HSV2 is rare in the throat but could this be my case? I hope so. No initial OB on my genitals in 30 days since exposure with no medications.

 

p.s I still take no medication.

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Hey @Brownfaith the more likely explanation here is that you’ve had HSV-2 for quite some time.’it’s pretty unlikely you were infected by this girl.

Hence you both carry HSV-2 and that’s good news to be concordant. Your sore throat has nothing to do with HSV I suggest.

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2 hours ago, WilsoInAus said:

Hey @Brownfaith the more likely explanation here is that you’ve had HSV-2 for quite some time.’it’s pretty unlikely you were infected by this girl.

Hence you both carry HSV-2 and that’s good news to be concordant. Your sore throat has nothing to do with HSV I suggest.

Thank you Wilson.

What does it mean for the index to jump and spike in two days?

No symptoms is very surprising to me if I had it all this time. There had been two unprotected partners before her and the most recent was tested after break up and clean. 
Am I shedding less than norm due to no symptoms? 

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Hey @Brownfaith note that your first result is >5 meaning it was capped at 5 and was probably somewhat higher. This is common practice for labs.

As for no symptoms... do you have HSV-1? Many people with HSV-1 miss a HSV-2 infection.

As for shedding it is hard to know who’s above it below average. The best you can assume is an 8% chance of Infecting a woman in a year of sex which halves Or more with condoms and halves again with antivirals.

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1 hour ago, WilsoInAus said:

Hey @Brownfaith note that your first result is >5 meaning it was capped at 5 and was probably somewhat higher. This is common practice for labs.

As for no symptoms... do you have HSV-1? Many people with HSV-1 miss a HSV-2 infection.

As for shedding it is hard to know who’s above it below average. The best you can assume is an 8% chance of Infecting a woman in a year of sex which halves Or more with condoms and halves again with antivirals.

Hello again, 

thank you for responding. I was diagnosed with having hsv2 only. I am Negative for HSV1 igg. However, I keep getting tingles on my lip (bottom lip corner). I never want to have an outbreak but I almost need to so I can find out where it is. Days before unprotected sex I had oral play while wearing a condom. 

thank you for the shedding information. I’m glad I can lower my odds at least. 

 

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17 hours ago, Brownfaith said:

Hello again, 

thank you for responding. I was diagnosed with having hsv2 only. I am Negative for HSV1 igg. However, I keep getting tingles on my lip (bottom lip corner). I never want to have an outbreak but I almost need to so I can find out where it is. Days before unprotected sex I had oral play while wearing a condom. 

thank you for the shedding information. I’m glad I can lower my odds at least. 

 

Symptoms have started today and they are kicking my ass literally. Body aches in arms, buttocks and lower back .. damn

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