[Question #3105] IGG testing

40 months ago
I had a question about my  Herpes 2 testing. I was with someone about eight weeks ago  and we had oral sex she got on top of me and rub a llittle never had sex . I didn’t know her status so I got std panel done couple weeks later witch was fine . I waited got the Herpes test done was negative. Last week I have had some irritation on my saft been bothering me I keep checking on less ions. Do you think I would have tested positive at 8 weeks post exposure?
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
40 months ago
I would say that the likelihood that you were test positive at 8 weeks, if you were infected, would be about 80%.  However, the encounter that you describe presents little or no risk of acquiring HSV 2 with no penetration.  The risk from oral sex is HSV 1, not HSV 2.  Have you ever in your life had a cold sore on your lip or in your nose? If yes, then the oral sex does not really present a risk for HSV 1 either. 

Terri
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40 months ago
Ok yes I have cold sores . I meant to say there was no bumps or anything went to a urologist he said he he didn’t see anything but area is still irritated now this is 10 weeks past that exposure. If there was a new exposure do you typically have the first outbreak pretty close to contacting the virus?  Also would you have the blisters a day of two if the area was irritated from a outbreak coming . Thanks for your help . 
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
40 months ago
So if you have cold sores already, I think genital infection in your situation is extremely unlikely because again, the oral sex risk is HSV 1, not HSV 2. 
If you were going to have an outbreak with new infection, it normally happens within 2-10 days after infection.  Usually, if the irritation is a prelude to an outbreak, the outbreak would happen with a day or two after the irritation.

Terri
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