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another update AND question. A LONG 11 weeks after my scare I got the results back and my blood test was HSV 2 negative (my prays have been answered) but positive to HSV 1 (coldsores) even though I never have had a coldsore in my life, a lot of canker sores but no coldsores. My question is how accurate is the blood test. I think that it was the anti-body test I had. If a person never has had an outbreak of HSV2 then the body wouldn't produce antibodies UNTIL there was an outbreak EVEN THOUGH a person may have been exposed correct? Is it pretty safe to say that I am ok since I haven't had an outbreak, the symptoms that worried me were diagnosed by 2 different sexual health DR's as yeast and a hip injury, and my blood test came back negative for HSV 2. any thoughts on this would help.

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i think that you don't have hsv2. if you have sores, you should get them cultured, but if you don't, and doctors have seen them and didn't diagnose them as genital H, AND you've had a blood test, i think there's a good chance you don't have hsv2. are you experiencing blisters in the genital area? i was wondering ... does being diagnosed with hsv1 bother you? (stats say that 50-80% of the population has it.)

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in responce to your question about sores, no i haven't had any painful blisters in that area but I did have some pimples show up at different times but where the hip and groin meet. i popped them and they went away in the day. that is what kind of got me concerned in the first place and the pain in my hip which was diagnosed as a inflamed hip joint due to an injury. then I had some redness that turned out to be yeast and a severe redness (2 weeks ago) that was also diagnosed by planned parent hood to be a severe yeast infection in that area. no blisters, no swollen glands or anything else. no it doesn't really bother me that I tested postive for HSV1 because like you said, about 70% of the population has it and most don't show signs of it. my ex had coldsores so I figured that eventually I would catch that. I know that HSV1 can outbreak out the genitals but is that then considered genital herpes or is that not? or is just HSV2 considered genital herpes. i'm just relieved that it came back negative for HSV2. i'm not that concerned about the HSV1 but I know to be careful and be watchful.

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Hi relieved,

You can have HSV1 in either area. If you have it on your lips it's considered oral herpes and if you have it on your genital area it's considered genital herpes. It's the type that you have, it can be at either place.

Also, the antibody test just states that your body was exposed to the virus. It doesn't tell you where (of course most people who have HSV1 have it on their lips but more and more are getting it genitally through oral sex), it just tells you which type. You don't need to have an outbreak before your body produces antibodies. As soon as the virus enters, your body is trying to protect itself and tries to fight it off. This is what produces the antibodies.

Someone can be exposed to HSV1 or 2 and never have any symptoms. You can be even more relieved to know that if you have HSV1 genitally it's usually very minor compared to HSV2. For some reason HSV2 is worse and makes more pain and recurrences.

I hope i've helped.


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