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HSV Type II +VE ????

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 18, 2008
  • 03:33 PM


I need advice from some of the experts here.

One month ago, I went diving with my husband. After the trip, I developed a bad yeast and BV infection. I went to my gynae and gave me some tablets to insert into my vagina. However, the symptons did not go away. One month later, I went back to my gynae and he suggested to do a detailed swap test and a blood test. The results came out and showed positive for the following:
- chamlydia Igg positive
- HSV Type II Igg positive

I was shocked when i learnt tt I have herpes Type 2 positive. I have never done a test on herpes before. My husband had his blood test done 5 weeks before mine and his herpes type 2 show negative. I do not have any symptons at all and my gynae has done a physical examination as well. There were no sores in my genital areas.

We had a big fight because of this. I have never done anything unfaithful since we are together. I m very confused. Could someone help me ?

1) If I had gotten the Herpes Type 2 before we are together, then how come his results turn out to be negative? Could it be that he has strong immune system and hence can prevent him from getting Herpes Type 2?

2) Are my results reliable? Should I go for another round of test ? My doctors has advised me not to go for any at the moment and to wait for at least another 2-3 mths later.

3) Will his result turn out to be a positive if he were to take a blood test again after 2 mths ?

4) Does a +ve IGG test means that the antibodies has been with me for at least more than 3mths?

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  • iGg antibodies means that you've had it a while, most likely...yes, you could have had it for years without any symtoms and you may never have any symtoms. It may be that you have not shed the virus during your present relationship. It could also be a false negative with your husband. I would suggest that the test be repeated, as your doctor says, on both of you. Unfortunately, rare to get false positives but common to get false negatives. The other STD may have been around for a while, too and even if your husband has no symtoms, he should go on the antibiotics, too. If your husband has a fresh case of herpes, it will be iGm antibodies. Are you certain that the doctor tested you only for herpes 2 specific and not the combo herpes 1/2? Get a copy of your test results and make sure. If you do have it, rest assured that many people do get a very painful first episode, so your husband may want to take precautions or he may never get it. It's hard to say.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • October 20, 2008
    • 04:48 AM
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  • Hi, i know what you're going through, i was tested for type 1 and 2 and it came back positive, I was shocked because i had never had sex but had oral done to me, i wasn't aware of herpes back then, Now i'm a virgin and afraid to have sex, but the test once positive is correct and your husband should get another test, it will turn out positive as well you'll see
    kedisha 2 Replies
    • October 22, 2008
    • 04:22 PM
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  • The last poster: you probably were given the combo herpes 1 and 2 blood test and not the specific blood test. Get a copy of your test results. You probably only have herpes 1 but since it's a combo test, the results just came back positive. If you have insurance, ask for the herpes 2 specific blood test. It will only check for herpes 2 and not for one or the other. Relax.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • October 23, 2008
    • 01:50 AM
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