[Question #4887] hsv 2

25 months ago
on february 2017 I had a full std blood test and it came back with a low egg positive for hsv 2, on april 2017 i experienced symptoms but i couldn't get a culture,I have not had any kind of sexual partner in the las 2 years. after that i never had a symptom again until may 2018 but it was very mild almost not noticeable but there was a sore, in both cases i never saw any blisters but i was sure it was herpes. after that i have not had any symptoms again but i tested again on november 2018 because i started seeing a new person so i just wanted to get to so i could start suppressive Medicine to lower the transmission, but both IGG and Igm tests came back negative for both types.
i just want to know if I can trust my negative test after 2 years of supposed exposure and if it was not herpes what could it have been?
thank you
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
25 months ago
If your first result was a low positive and now negative, it is likely that the first test was a false positive but I am concerned that you said there was a sore present.  Are you sure?
If yes, then I think it would be best if you obtained the herpes western blot from the University of Washington.  It is expensive but would clarify the real situation for you.  If you had not noticed a sore, I would not have suggested this for you.

Terri
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25 months ago
Both times i saw sores but I never saw blisters and they never scabed they just closed on their own. Is there any other thing that can have similar symptons? The firts time i took antibiotic dor a yeast infection and in 2 days it was cured, but the second time it was not painful at all but the antibiotic didnt cure it.
So you would still recomend the western bolt?  Where can I get it?
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
25 months ago
I would definitely still recommend the blot.  You can work with your own provider and the University of Washington to get the blot or I can order it for you.  You would need to set up a video conference with me to do that at westoverheights.com

Terri
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