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Herpes Type II Tested Equivocal

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  • Posted By: confused29
  • February 6, 2008
  • 05:23 AM

I was tested for STDs a week ago and recieved my results today. I tested equivocal at an index of .91 for Herpes Type II. The doctor has asked me to return for a follow-up in 4 months (at the end of May) to be tested again. Obviously, I will return for further testing. However, I am doing my best to understand my results I have recieved today. Can someone please explain? Needless to say this has caught me completely by surprise and I am confused and frightened.

I am a 29 year old male in excellent health. I have had no outbreaks anywhere on my body. My last partner was over two months ago. I have always used protection during sex. No previous partners have tested positive for Herpes I or II. I've had chickenpox as a child.

Does this mean I have tested positive for Herpes II? What are the chances this .91 value will be lower at my next testing? Is this a frequent occurance in individuals who do not actually have Herpes Type II?

I hope there is someone out there that can help to answer my questions. I am worried about my results and am not attempting to dismiss the chance that I would be positive, but merely attempting to understand my results better. I do not have a great understanding of the testing that was completed, but would like to be better informed of my further testing and what questions I need to have answered by my doctor.

Thank you.
Confused and worried.

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