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I’ve been diagnosed with hsv1 and have had some cold sores on the inside of my lips. 

I’ve been diagnosed for some time with that. But around July 2020 I went in for an std panel and to my surprise my hsv2 IGG levels were equivocal. 

My doctor at the time told me that I indefinitely had hsv2 although I’ve never had any symptoms. 

This began a whole craze. I switched doctors and ordered another hsv2 test that also came back equivocal and was told that what the first doctor said was correct, that I do in fact have hsv2.

The fact that I wasn’t testing positive and none of my past sexual partners tested positive led me to think I should keep getting tested to confirm whether I do or don’t have it. 

So I went for the third test and it was .72 IGG which would be a negative. (Around July 2020 as well)

I was still a little confused so I went for another a couple months later in October 2020, this hsv2 test was .89 IGG which is right under equivocal but still negative. 

So armed with this data I went to a private doctor that I paid out of pocket for because I began to think that the Medicaid doctors might be wrong and maybe underpaid or whatever I dunno it just didn’t make sense. So I went to the private doctor and at the time I had what seemed to be like a small ingrown hair and I showed them and showed them my data. They said based off the ingrown hair that it was just an ingrown hair, and that the lab results were correct and that I had no hsv2 and that the prior doctors were wrong. The doctor said I should’ve never been tested because I never had any symptoms prior to that small ingrown hair. 

So this made me happy but also made me lose faith in our healthcare system. 

But just recently I went back for my 10 panel and on 6/9/2021 my hsv2 results were 1.11 IGG which indicates I am positive. This is driving me crazy and on a side note I noticed that my hsv1 IGG levels were both gradually going up as the hsv2 was creeping up. I dunno if there’s any correlation there but it’s just something I went back to look at out of curiosity because I do know I’m hsv1 positive. 

At this point I just want to know if I am in fact hsv2 positive, what should I do? I want to get the western blot test because it’s supposedly the golden standard.

 

here are copies of my tests 

https://ibb.co/Wskdtqs
https://ibb.co/fGgjJxd
https://ibb.co/HryKn8g

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7 hours ago, Fernie said:

I’ve been diagnosed with hsv1 and have had some cold sores on the inside of my lips. 

I’ve been diagnosed for some time with that. But around July 2020 I went in for an std panel and to my surprise my hsv2 IGG levels were equivocal. 

My doctor at the time told me that I indefinitely had hsv2 although I’ve never had any symptoms. 

This began a whole craze. I switched doctors and ordered another hsv2 test that also came back equivocal and was told that what the first doctor said was correct, that I do in fact have hsv2.

The fact that I wasn’t testing positive and none of my past sexual partners tested positive led me to think I should keep getting tested to confirm whether I do or don’t have it. 

So I went for the third test and it was .72 IGG which would be a negative. (Around July 2020 as well)

I was still a little confused so I went for another a couple months later in October 2020, this hsv2 test was .89 IGG which is right under equivocal but still negative. 

So armed with this data I went to a private doctor that I paid out of pocket for because I began to think that the Medicaid doctors might be wrong and maybe underpaid or whatever I dunno it just didn’t make sense. So I went to the private doctor and at the time I had what seemed to be like a small ingrown hair and I showed them and showed them my data. They said based off the ingrown hair that it was just an ingrown hair, and that the lab results were correct and that I had no hsv2 and that the prior doctors were wrong. The doctor said I should’ve never been tested because I never had any symptoms prior to that small ingrown hair. 

So this made me happy but also made me lose faith in our healthcare system. 

But just recently I went back for my 10 panel and on 6/9/2021 my hsv2 results were 1.11 IGG which indicates I am positive. This is driving me crazy and on a side note I noticed that my hsv1 IGG levels were both gradually going up as the hsv2 was creeping up. I dunno if there’s any correlation there but it’s just something I went back to look at out of curiosity because I do know I’m hsv1 positive. 

At this point I just want to know if I am in fact hsv2 positive, what should I do? I want to get the western blot test because it’s supposedly the golden standard.

 

here are copies of my tests 

https://ibb.co/Wskdtqs
https://ibb.co/fGgjJxd
https://ibb.co/HryKn8g

1.11 on the IgG test is still really low and could easily be a cross-reaction with the antibodies you have for HSV1..... based on all your data, it sure does not seem as though you have HSV2.... I'd relax and go with that....

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9 hours ago, CHT said:

1.11 on the IgG test is still really low and could easily be a cross-reaction with the antibodies you have for HSV1..... based on all your data, it sure does not seem as though you have HSV2.... I'd relax and go with that....

Thanks for responding CHT. Appreciate you. 

 

I scheduled a virtual appointment today with west over heights and I may be getting a western blot to be sure. 
 

I don’t want to risk exposing somebody to hsv2

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Just a quick update on how my virtual appointment just went with the nurse practitioner from west over heights. 
 

I basically told them the same thing I stated in this post.

 

they told me based off of my testing history they would say I am most likely not positive because my test results keep hovering at low positive. They said it was irresponsible for both doctors to diagnose me as positive over equivocal results. 
 

so she asked me when my last sexual encounter happened and I told her. It was may 9-15 week maybe may 12. It was protected sex, and she told me to wait another 6 weeks and get the IGG test done again in august. she said if it comes up negative I am negative and that if it pops up low positive again, that we will do the western blot test to confirm whether or not I am positive. 
 

I won’t be having any sex until I get my results in august 

 

she did say I could have oral sex or masturbate with my partner in the meantime but that I shouldnt have any sex because it’ll just keep pushing the window forward for the IGG testing. 

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good news for sure.  That level is just too low to come close to making a declaration of HSV2..... something tells me your results in 6 weeks will confirm this.... getting the Western Blot will also put the final stamp on things too but, hopefully you won't even need that one.  Good luck.... let us know results later.... relax in the knowledge it is almost certain you don't have HSV2.

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