5) A positive IgG also doesn’t tell you where you have the virus. Basically, if you test positive for herpes type 1 and negative for 2 that does not mean you don’t have genital herpes. I find out my partner has genital herpes and as usual he did not tell me! and this is the brief I have my first contact with him on may 11 then again may 13, he told me he has the virus on the 17 so that same day Friday the 17 I did a blood test and by Friday the 24 I got my results positive with a very high index of 1. When one woman decided to get tested, she realized that a diagnosis is more complicated than she thought. Of the two, I had tested positive for genital herpes, HSV-2 with an index value of 2. But, there can also just be other proteins that would cause an antibody response. I asked my doctor, So you think I don’t have it, but technically, I could still have it right? Also if I am the one who has had it all this time but never had an outbreak, what it the chance that he has it as well. You may have given it to him or he may have given it to you The important thing is you both get a Herpes Select Test, and if either of you are positive through the Herpes Select Test for either Type 1 or Type 2, and the test is specific for each type, that you take the appropriate steps to protect the other, if he is, in fact, not infected. I got genital HSV-1 from my boyfriend who has oral HSV-1.
Hi I have been tested of HSV1 and 2 and the results are IGG type 1 Negative and IGG type 2 Negative. But My IGM type 1 Positive IGM type 2 Positive. Also, there are persons who have acquired HSV and never became aware. I’m afraid that my partner has spread herpes to me because we had unprotected sex. He had to due to testing positive for herpes 1 and 2 and Chlamydia. I have been with someone for 2 years and also just found out, but dumped him. My bf got herpes and he said that I gave it to him and I don’t have it on me that will show that i have it. Has your boyfriend been tested for HSV 1 and 2? It also MAY mean that he is vulnerable to new infection from you.
Genital herpes is an infection caused by either the Type 1 (HSV-1) or Type 2 (HSV-2) herpes simplex virus. HOW CAN I TALK TO MY PARTNER ABOUT HERPES? You may also feel depressed, have a fear of rejection by your partner, or concern about spreading the infection to others. Both of my blood tests for HSV-1 and HSV-2 were negative. (People rarely contract HSV-2 on their lips, but of those who do, nearly all also have it genitally.) HSV-2 affects about 17 percent of adults, but here’s the scary part: 85 percent of those infected don’t know they have it. If so, I’d have to try pretty hard for a positive diagnosis. Q. My partner suddenly got symptoms but I ve never had anything.
Herpes 1 and 2 can be contracted during vaginal, anal or oral sex. Oral herpes is most commonly transmitted by kissing or sharing drinks or utensils, but can also be contracted from a partner with genital herpes during oral sex. If the mother has an active infection (whether or not symptoms are present), the baby can contract the virus. Is it HSV-1, or 2? I’d had my first blood test for herpes about six months before this relationship began and it’d come back negative. You MUST ask for the blood test or you will NOT get it and then you will NOT find out that you are positive until you have an outbreak. My serious boyfriend has just tested positive for HSV-1, while I have tested negative. I don’t want to leave him, but I also don’t want to contract HSV-1 for a few reasons: firstly, I saw some research on the internet that suggests it is strongly linked to Alzheimers, which my family has some history of. Antivirals reduce it by 50 – thereby making the risk 2. Why would they i have never tested positive for herpes and neither had he. I got tested last month after a swab test came back positive for herpes. I do not have herpes. My bf is the one that came back with the positive swab. Like i stated abouve the also do igm for hsv 2. I’ll post my results but just be honest with me here there is no mistaking he has herpes. HSV-1. HSV-2, also common, is most frequently associated with rashes down below. My wife tested positive for HSV-1 but has never had an outbreak. We do not use condoms as we are married.
I’ve had sex with ten men (only 2 of which I wasn’t in a relationship with), all of which I have used condoms with most of the time. My ex-boyfriend from a few years ago, Chris, has herpes. He then had to scrap one of the sores to get cells for testing. He trusted me not only to not tell anyone, but he also trusted that I would accept him for who he is, flaws and all. I always get positive remarks. Herpes blood tests (also called HSV-2 type-specific serologic tests) can be very useful for diagnosing type 2 genital herpes infection in certain situations; 1) when someone has genital symptoms that might be related to herpes, and 2) when someone has a sex partner with symptomatic genital herpes. 2) when someone has a sex partner with symptomatic genital herpes. In addition, these tests can be expensive; false positive test results may occur in some persons with a low likelihood of infection; and the diagnosis may have adverse psychological effects for some people. So I ask everyone this, my main fear is herpes type 2, genital herpes. My boyfriend is totally relaxed about the herpes issue, so relaxed that he promised he wouldn’t blame me if I gave him genital herpes. HSV – 1 can spread from the mouth to the genitals during oral sex. These tests can also tell if a person has ever been exposed to either of these strains in the past -LRB- IgG test -RRB- or was just recently exposed to one of them -LRB- IgM test -RRB-. She also told her boyfriend once she knew she had herpes, and was relieved by his support but admits that she hasn’t told her friends. Fortunately my baby did not test positive for herpes.
I have gone through the conversation a million times in my mind. He has been HSV-2 positive for 30 years and I have known him since high school! I’m sure my boyfriend doesn’t have herpes, a patient recently told Dr. Lydia Shrier, an adolescent medicine specialist at Children’s Hospital Boston. Anna Wald of the University of Washington, found that people who’d had symptoms of herpes shed virus on about 20 percent of days, while people who test positive for herpes antibodies but have never had symptoms shed virus on only about 10 percent of days. The study also helps explain how genital herpes has become so wildly common, infecting nearly one-fifth of the American adult population, given that it’s hard to imagine many people would want sex while they had the painful nether-regions equivalent of cold sores. If someone with HSV-1 performs oral sex, the receiving partner may contract genital herpes, though it is HSV-1 rather than the typical 2. A definition of herpes, what causes herpes, and herpes testing and treatment options. It’s also possible for an infected mother to transmit herpes to her baby, potentially causing blindness, brain damage even death. Find out if you should get tested today; peace of mind has never been easier. And false negatives on herpes blood and culture tests are very, very common. Number 2: Unless you only had 1 partner in you entire sexual history, it is impossible to tell whom gave you the illness with 100 certainty. You can test false positive, or false negative, over and over, whether or not you exhibit the classical signs of herpes. Your partner, who also has an outbreak, may not be very sympathetic or supportive towards you at all, may openly wonder why you are laying beside him in tears, unable to sleep because of the pain, and fed up that every other time he touches you your in pain for days afterwards.