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    • WilsoInAus
      I am not sure that is the correct interpretation. Your antigen levels are quite high indicating that the lymphocytes did not stop the replication of the antigen. One of your dilutions is also negative. Hence overall this would appear to be a negative result. Note that IgG does not measure activity of the virus, it measures whether there are a specific antibody to the virus in your blood.
    • WilsoInAus
      Great news @Stolo868 hopefully you are now able to put this behind you.  I am not quite sure what the barb is about though, there are no doctors here, self appointed or otherwise, only people trying to help you reach rational decisions on the basis of your experience and testing. If you think you received inappropriate comments from anyone then let us know and they will be addressed. Hey @Just a human being My understanding of how the test works is that antigen cells (the virus) are placed in an growth-rich environment and allowed to replicate. If your blood has the lymphocytes then they will be detected and the growth of the antigen will be restrained. Hence for a positive, you need to see high values of lymphocytes and low values of antigen.
    • Southwestrancher
      https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12325-019-00995-6
    • Stolo868
      Above 2 is positive. Compare to IGG it measures activity of virus. It’s recommended in Europe for seronegative people with ongoing symptoms and those with immune deficiency.  Basically mine is positive for type 1and negative for type 2 which means my t-lymphocytes had contact with hsv1 in the past. 
    • Just a human being
      I do not wish to engage with the difficult politics on this forum regarding rare difficulty in some subsets with diagnosis or debates there in, but could you please explain the LTT test your numbers and your professional opinions in regards to this test, pros and cons of this test and how and why it may be recommended in some cases. I realise the care that needs to be taken as sometimes one will encounter some with irrational fear of HSV. In no way am I suggesting your case as such. 
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Umajin

Herpes symptoms? New normal?

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Umajin

Hello.


had a major outbreak at the end of 2019 after many many years of no activity.

Now i have one small white bump on my upper foreskin.  About the size of a small pin.  White.  Somewhat like a blister.  It’s been about 2 weeks.
 

symptoms include tingliness, some discomfort to touch.  However, it kind of comes and goes... and sometimes almost disappears after a warm bath.   I really feel it rubbing against my clothes, etc
 

Further, over the last week it has not “popped” or scabbed over.  It just kind of “exists” there.

 

id appreciate any thoughts of this might be a recurrence or a “new normal” for me in this struggle?

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Umajin
1 hour ago, WilsoInAus said:

Hey @Umajin what you describe sounds like a foryce spot.

Thank you for the reply.

i was thinking similar, but there is pain directly associated with the spot, which is not type for fordyce spots.  I feel the tingling and warmth, etc.  I always know that it is there...

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WilsoInAus
1 hour ago, blurneworder said:

@Umajin, that definitely does not sound like a fordyce spot. 

Well that seals it. You’ve never made a correct guess regarding yourself or others. 

@umajim you’ve been pissed on by an angel!!

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Muscha
1 hour ago, blurneworder said:

@Umajin, that definitely does not sound like a fordyce spot. 

Educate us Blurne.  Tell us what you think it is.  Tell us at least it does not sound like herpes either

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