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I have never had symptoms but just found out I may have HSV 1, possibly also 2?

My life partner is also being evaluated.

Unfortunately, the blood tests came back with a range, and though it seems to indicate HSV 1, my partner's seems to indicate 1 & 2.

Needless to say, we're both very distraught. I get the blame because I engaged in unprotected sex with another female, (the 1st in more than 5 years, other than my partner), so there's that.

There are other factors but testing prior to this event seems to indicate the same result with lower a lower number.

Freaking out a little here and open to any thoughts!


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Hey there @ConcernedIndividual and welcome to the website.

With no symptoms, it is extremely unlikely that you were infected with HSV from the unprotected sex with another female.

Note that HSV-1 is mostly transmitted to children from parents or other family members. Hence if you have HSV-1, then the odds are well with you having acquired this during childhood. This applies to your partner too.

Testing can be a minefield without a doctor who knows correct interpretations. There are a few different tests including IgG and IgM sometimes they are type specific and sometimes joint. If you have full details of the test results, please let us know those here and we can help with interpretation and best next steps.

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Thank you. So, my IgG test, (Through Any Lab Test Now), currently shows 13.62 for HSV1 and 0.70 for HSV2 whereas same tests, same company, showed 5.18 for HSV1 and 0.69 for HSV2, back in July. I didn't see any "Positive" indicated on the lab print out at the time and assumed I was negative or it would have been indicated otherwise. Needless to say, I've done allot more research since then, and am very concerned/ celibate moving forward. Any thoughts? Thank you again for caring enough to reply!





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