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Herpes Type 2 question

By June 29, 2015 - 10:51am
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I lost my virginity one night and a week later I went for a testing and everything was negative. Two weeks later, I was shaving and then I had these razor burns and I thought it was from shaving and my doctor also thought it was from shaving and so did another doctor but took a swab just in case. week later, it came back positive for herpes. I messaged the guy and he responded four weeks later that he did not give me herpes as his results came back negative and blamed it on another guy. (I had sex twice with the same guy who I lost my virginith to).The other guy he was talking about is the guy who "fingered" me and wore a condom but we never had sex and nor did he touch his penis or did I see any sores that night. And the other guy also said he had negative blood test. So could there be a possibility the swab was misdiagnosed? Or could there be a possibility that the blood test was wrong?

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Hi RandomSammy.

Thank you for sharing your question with the EmpowHER community.

Some labs run test that are non specific, and there is evidence that those type of test can be unreliable. Do you know if the test was specific or non-specific? If you're not sure, make arrangements to get a Type Specific IgG test . This test is known as the only reliable and commercially available type of blood test for herpes antibodies.

I hope this helps.

Be well,

June 29, 2015 - 2:02pm
(reply to S. Gillette-Palmer)

He won't tell me anything whether it was through a cultural test which would show as negative due to the fact he has no symptoms or through a blood test. But it would definitely be HSV2 and not HSV1, positive on my behalf, or so I think. But I also heard that blood tests have to be done a few times because it can take months for it to even be positive?

June 30, 2015 - 12:09am
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