Once results were back doctor said very non caring as if it was no big deal that I had genital hsv1 ( not from oral sex). Herpes tests can be wrong, but it is much more common for them to give a false negative (because we are swabbing a herpes sore that is already healing up), than for the test to give a false positive. It sounds like in your case you did have an active sore when you got tested, and the swab found HSV-1 in the sore. Someone I slept with is positive. 1) A person has a recurrent genital ulcer that seems atypical for herpes. I feel really lost, I haven’t had any intimacy with anybody else than my bf since we start our relationship, and I don’t understand how could it be possible for me to be positive and him probably negative, please help. So what is the explanation for a positive culture and a negative IGg for 6 years. He has gotten blood tests results and they all came negative and still negative. The doctor immediately said, oh you got genital herpes. She said it with such glee. My herpes culture was positive due to the yeast infection and the vagisil combination. I have not been with anyone else and he says he has not either.
I tried to keep it a secret but my ex told another girl and alot of people in my high school found out which was also very upsetting for me. I know..they may have switched my blood with someone else’s and some other poor soul is walking around thinking she’s clean. They may have switched my blood with someone else’s and some other poor soul is walking around thinking she’s clean. Wth? I ask her to test me again this time she does a swab culture. I have never been with anyone else. I told the guy who had still had not gotten his test results back and this was going on two weeks now since he claimed to have been tested. These newer tests are fast, accurate, and can tell if a person has HSV-1 or HSV-2.
Could it have been something else which my body has now cleared?. Please help. Got my blood test result today: it is showing absolutely zero for HSV2, not even borderline. If your boyfriend had symptoms due to herpes with a positive swab for HSV (shame it wasn’t typed) and negative blood tests for IgG antibodies, there are two possible explanations: (a) this is a recent infection for him, meaning he caught it from you or from someone else in the last weeks; (b) this is an old infection for him and he’s one of those few (around 5 ) that won’t get a positive result in blood tests due to testing limitations. So just because an individual has negative blood tests does not mean they do not have it. I do not know if i get cold-sores because i have never directly gotten anything on my lips bit rather under my noise at the edge of my lip. And false negatives on herpes blood and culture tests are very, very common.
Herpes Misdiagnosis. What Next?
I visited an urgent care when I got home and got swabbed for a yeast infection. While the test may not have been accurate for me due to my low-risk classification and low index number, he was not as low risk, and a high index number would have been a fairly certain indicator that we both have it. I never got another outbreak, but at 22, I still entered the dating world feeling like damaged goods. Both of my blood tests for HSV-1 and HSV-2 were negative. So rare, in fact, that neither of the two doctors had ever seen a case: to their knowledge, not a single one of their patients has ever spread a genital HSV-1 infection to someone else’s genitals. I’m sure I have HSVI (they did a culture of the fluid from the sores i had during my initial outbreak). If you get a Herpes Lab Culture and it comes out negative, you may still have genital herpes. The blood test results came out negative for genital herpes. I know I need to be tested but is it possible that she got it from someone else and it surfaced during our relationship? She says it was me because it didnt show up until 7 months into our relationship. Do you have any questions or concerns about what Herpes is, how it’s spread, about the virus itself? Receive advice from Dr. I got a swab of a lesion, which came back positive for herpes. I have never had an outbreak anywhere else on my body. My IgG test showed HSV 1 8 and my HSV 2 2.88 indicating both positive. Given my numbers, do you think I got this recently within the last year if my results are accurate? I think it is very common once a person has any kind of positive diagnosis, be it correct or incorrect, to notice symptoms, that may or may not be herpes. What you need is the PCR swab test, far better than culture. If a person has symptoms of genital herpes, getting a viral culture is best. It’s possible for someone to get a false negative blood test result or a false negative culture result. A person could have gotten herpes recently or a long time ago and just not known it.
Negative HSVii Test Results 3 Years After Diagnosis?!
What Happened When I Got My False-Positive HIV Test Results. Over the course of a few weeks, I spiraled from a well-adjusted, sexual college woman into someone who was ready to take her own life over a disease she didn’t have. One other guy on Yahoo Answers had an oral swab test that was a false-positive, but I had received blood work not an oral swab, which is a less reliable way of testing. Genital herpes is a skin condition caused by the Herpes Simplex Viruses. Herpes is best diagnosed by identifying the virus in the laboratory with a swab test. All genital and oral swab tests come back negative, and my igg (which tests for the presence of the antibody in my system) come back negative, but I’m told that the igg can still show negative for up to a couple of months after initial infection. MYSTERY Two women I was dating simultaneously BOTH had their first outbreak of HSV1 at the same time – and it apparently had nothing to do with me, even though neither woman was seeing anyone else or had especially long sexual histories. For lots of reasons, it’s very easy to have herpes and not have a clue. 2) Is it possible I got it from someone else a couple months ago?
Reading up about the swab test, I am surprised I even got a positive result as it was so long after the first signs. IgM is pretty useless. And for the worriers/over-thinkers who will think too much about it afterwards and suddenly realize they dried their genitals then rubbed the towel everywhere else and will be convinced that they have spread it to all corners of their bodies. If you’re a man who has sex with men (MSM), you should be tested for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis at least once a year. This includes testing for gonorrhea and chlamydia in the urethra for anyone who has insertive intercourse and in the rectum for anyone who has receptive anal intercourse, as well as testing for gonorrhea in the pharynx (in your mouth where your nose connects to your throat) for anyone who has receptive oral intercourse. If a swab test is negative, your doctor may take a blood test to confirm. The herpes viral culture of lesion test, also known as the herpes simplex virus culture, is a laboratory test that is used to determine if a skin sore contains the herpes simplex virus. Outbreaks of HSV may occur frequently or only once in a person’s lifetime. If the virus does not grow, then the results are negative. However, they are both caused by members of the herpes virus family. But the swab test came back + for herpes 2. again i have no idea what to think anymore about my dang life. If you have a positive swab test from a lesion for HSV 2, for example, and you have a negative HSV 2 IgG antibody test, then you have new HSV 2 infection you have virus present on your skin, but not enough time has passed for you to have made antibody. If someone knew, for example, that they had chlamydia, a bacterial STD, they would get it treated and it would not be spread to anyone else. If you’ve had a partner in the past who has had herpes, you might want to find out if you got infected and didn’t know it. Swab tests often have false negative results, and you can take the extra step to find out that you actually are or are not infected. New doc said it might be herpes, but didn’t test or give me anything for it. 2 days later I went to another doc. He had to insert a speculum to do a swab, I was literally screaming and crying hysterically on the table. What sort of treatments have you tried? Have they been successful for you? I have just been using Valtrex, and only when I feel an outbreak coming. Never blame someone else, that will just kill you in the end. A year or so later, I got the same discomfort and sores again. She took another swab culture, which again came back negative. Oh and most (60-90 ) people in the USA have been exposed to HSV-1, so if you’re tested positive for it and the condition you’re concerned about turns out to be something else entirely don’t worry you’re not alone. TMIfilter: I had the exact same symptoms, including no unusual discharge, but I knew due to my history that it was definitely not herpes. A culture (swab) of an actual sore can give you positive results right away, but the timing has to be right. Now for his type 1–one in 4 women/5 men will test positive for HSVII and 90 of these ‘ins’ will be surprised as they have never had symptoms or mild symptoms that they could blame on something else.