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Forum Name: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Question: Question on HSV2 blood test
|regg50 - Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:31 pm||
This is very embarrasing. Last weekend I had open sex with a very "shady" individual around 3:00 AM on Saturday night. I freaked out and immediately went to my doctor around 12 noon Monday (35 hours after sex). The doctor said its too early to tell but I went ahead and got tested.
My test results came back and I tested positive for HSV1 (mouth herpes). Then he said i tested "barely" positive for HSV2 (scored 128 but positive starts at 120) and doesnt know if i am really positive or not. And he couldnt tell me if it was too quick to tell if it came from 2 days before.
I have 2 questions:
1. Could this have showed up that quick after the weekend usafe sex or was it before?
2. is the 128 score (from the blood test confirm im positive or not?
|Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:54 am||
Hello,False negative tests can happen if you get tested too early and you may need to get tested again for confirmation, in a few weeks to 3 months.Again antibody tests can not tell whether the infection was aquired earlier or with the present episode.Only testing the sore by viral culture can confirm an active infection.Best wishes.
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