Perhaps you tested positive for herpes, but the test result was wrong

Both of my blood tests for HSV-1 and HSV-2 were negative. Maybe because lots of doctors don’t want to deal with herpes, they sometimes miss the only opportunity to nail it definitively: during the first outbreak. For starters, many people test positive for HSV-1, since the test isn’t site-specific. And it was all wrong this whole time. Basically, if you test positive for herpes type 1 and negative for 2 that does not mean you don’t have genital herpes. And the mental gymnastics about how to manage the test results are just too complex (see above). Herpes blood tests are not screening tests, but tests that should be used to answer a specific problem. Is it possible the original igm test was incorrect? Maybe every 2-3 months this past yr. What Happened When I Got My False-Positive HIV Test Results. You tested positive for HIV, but then we did the more extensive blood work and that came back negative, so you’re fine. Perhaps she played it super calm so that I wouldn’t get too worked up (because again, I was negative not positive), but her glib tone made me feel like I was totally insane for being frightened.

Perhaps you tested positive for herpes, but the test result was wrong 2I have recently tested positive for HSV-2 and negative for HSV-1. Is there a possibility my positive result for HSV-2 may have been caused by my previous shingles outbreak?. I got a blood test and was told that there were no antibodies, but that was just because it was a new infection. Did you ever stop to think that perhaps you contracted it from someone who was asymptomatic? 3. Anyways, when I got my test results back, it said that I tested positive for both herpes 1 & 2. Blood tests came back negative for herpes 2 but equivocal for 1, so i took a PCR test, since all these tests take time, I went to see a dermatologist cuz my breakout wasnt there and I just wanted to be sure what it was, she looks at it and says its follicalitis. Um no! then she takes a look down there, is down there 2 seconds maybe, takes a swab, and blurts out, yep you have a case of herpes. I can only pray My doctor is wrong..but you guys and girls stories show me it is possible. This could be why you are getting variable results on the antibody test. I would suggest that you obtain a western blot for herpes to clear up the HSV 1 situation. Is it possible that all the type specific tests were wrong? Or that maybe my body fought of the virus?

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. Let me get this straight – you had a positive swab, but negative blood test results. I will clarify the situation maybe i worded it wrong above. After you post your blood tests results we’ll be able to better help you. If its negative, then the IgM was wrong. Many times, new symptoms aren’t new infection, but infection that’s been there for years and symptoms are just newly recognized, not newly present. If you have a positive swab test from a lesion, and a positive HSV 2 antibody test, you’ve been infected sometime in the past. Perhaps the irresponsible part relates more to not getting tested before having sex with a new partner. Perhaps the best tool we have to fight the social stigma of herpes is information. But for others in your life who may be less informed, we’ve created this list of the most common misconceptions about herpes to arm you with the language and facts to use to educate others. True: Negative blood tests or cultures can be correct, but they can also be wrong. It’s possible for someone to get a false negative blood test result or a false negative culture result.

False Positive HSV-2 From Past Shingles Outbreak

And false negatives on herpes blood and culture tests are very, very common. Secondary outbreaks last shorter amounts of time, but still suck ass. You can test false positive, or false negative, over and over, whether or not you exhibit the classical signs of herpes. Viral culture and DNA tests can be done if you are experiencing symptoms. Blood tests can be used when a person has no visible symptoms but has concerns about having herpes. I’m afraid that your blood work came back positive, the doctor told me over the phone. That would’ve been preferable because it would’ve meant that maybe my boyfriend unknowingly went down on me with a cold sore, and HSV-1 typically doesn’t like to live anywhere but on the mouth. The + hsv2 lesion culture trumps the negative blood testing every time. You will have to confirm the new igg results with the lab that performed them and perhaps they can comment further. 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. (If you want to confirm the result, you would need to wait until you have another sore on your genitals, and go get another swab within the first 3 days of having symptoms. Hello everyone, I was recently diagnosed with HSV-1 genitally in early July with a positive swab test result. That day, my vaginal area had felt irritated and sore, but it had felt that way since I started having sex and that was what I attributed it to. I just keep wondering if maybe my results were wrong and maybe I don’t have this life-long disease that has a horrible stigma attached to it. You know you can sue him if he had tested positive for herpes on his medical records before you had sex.

How Can My Bf Have Herpes After Two Years With Negative Blood Tests Swab Positive

But at the same time HSV2 is only herpes, not HIV. Thus, for a couple to engage in sex before marriage is doubly wrong! Perhaps you should educate yourself a little more before saying dumb things in public. Tested positive for chlamydia but partners came back negative. It’s also possible he’s lying to you and got treated before you tested positive. Part of me is worried maybe there is something even bigger wrong with me to where I would test positive but my partner couldn’t get it. I had a similar but reversed situation where my now husband tested positive for herpes after being monogamous w/me for 2+ years. I found out this past weds that my blood test was positive for HSV 1 (IGG 4) & negative for HSV 2 ( 0. I think, and I don’t want to put words in your mouth, but I think what you’re feeling is the guilt perhaps over doing something wrong and that you deserve to be pushed away. Since herpes sores and genital warts can spread beyond the coverage that a condom provides, both diseases can be still be transmitted even when a condom is worn. WRONG. You can definitely have more than one STD at a time.

But here’s the kicker: When they’re shedding, people who’ve never had symptoms shed roughly the same amount of virus as people who’ve had symptoms. Maybe you should keep your nasty herp ridden body to yourself. My mom just told me she did get herpes when she was 15 or 16. And. If it’s not a false positive, it’s very possible you contracted it from your boyfriend. Maybe OP should go in for further and more extensive testing. Just to be safe? But after the third test came up for it again, they sounded extremely positive that I have it. Many out-of-date doctors will tell you that there are no reliable blood tests for herpes that can accurately distinguish between HSV-1 and HSV-2. This time I came back NEGATIVE for HSV-2 but still positive for HSV-1. Most tests will not give accurate results unless you have had the virus for sufficient time for the markers of the antibodies to show up in your bloodstream. Did they score the results or just give you a positive or negative? I’ve tested (dunno which test) positive for HSV 2 antibodies, but have never experienced anything that looks like (or seemingly feels like) what others experience.