[Question #4991] Hvs-2

24 months ago
I was wondering if you could submit the question for me order #6569

Topic herpes 

Hello I’m back,

It has been 9 months since my brief protected encounter with a csw 

My test results at 4weeks where

Hvs1 19.00
Hvs2 1.00 equivocal 
Labcorp
Some testicular discomfort on the right testicle
Since then I’ve had four white heads spear on the shaft of my penis (one every couple months)
Three cases of balanitis 
Sesivity at foreskin tiny red numbs and red patches 
Weird hair poking sensation on testicles
And for the last 6months Daily what I think is my right lymph nodes feel swollen 
And a dull felling on the right abdominal just inside of hip up past belly button 

I have scheduled a new test round with labcorp.

My questions

1 what a my to make of the symptoms described, I know they are not the typical hsv2 symptoms, but I guess I’m just concerned because this didn’t happen before my encounter  
2. If I am hsv2 positive on my test what numbers should I expect 3.5 and higher?
3. If I still get an equivocal or low positive  at 9 months what would you recommend I do?

Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
24 months ago
I don't believe any of what you describe is related in any way to herpes.  I would  put forth the possibility that you never looked this closely and often at your genitals as you have since the encounter with CSW and perhaps you are noticing much more now.  Herpes does not cause any sensation in the testicles nor abdomen. 
If you are positive for HSV 2, you would need a confirmatory test like the western blot if your index value is between 1.1 and 3.5
Any low positive should be confirmed with a western blot, in my opinion.

Terri
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24 months ago
Terri 

I just received my test results from test  at 9months from my exposure.  this time my results where all negative with the exception of hvs1 that I already knew I had I’m so exited I could pee my pants. I don’t have hsv2!!!! 

It is now obvious to me that what I have is genitaly focused anxiety. And I possibly injured my self by inspecting my self constantly the first month after  the encounter. 

There are some real symptoms there but they may have been there before like you said. 

Thank you for all your help 
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
24 months ago
You are most welcome.

Terri
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24 months ago
Sorry one more follow up question about my test results 

You had said that sometimes the positive hvs1 can affect the hvs2 On the igg test 

And also that protein in the blood can sometimes trigger an equivocal result or low positive 

If my results at four weeks  where 
Hsv1 19.00
Hsv2 1.00
And at 9 months 
Hsv1 16.50
Hsv2 <91
Is that a song that the hvs1 may have affected the hvs2 because it was higher at the four weeks? 

If you have protein in your blood that resembles the hvs2 antibodies would those show up on every test?



Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
24 months ago
Yes, it could be that your HSV 1 positive result caused your HSV 2 to look equivocal at your first test but that influence appeared to be gone at your second test.  Yes, if you had the protein we've discussed, it may well show up in these tests.  Usually, it results in an index value that is higher than 1.00

Terri
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24 months ago
Interesting I can see now why it’s so important to not test after a low to no risk encounter I feel like if I would have reached out to this forum before I tested I may not have gone through the last 9 months of wondering what if. But I guess I learned a lot during the process 
Thanks again 
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
24 months ago
You are welcome

Terri
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