I could myself fighting a cold sore at the time. Herpes is a very severe problem within the military. Help pls!!!! (CMV) which causes mono, meaning that positive results may be misleading. Possibly as early as 7 or 8 years of age and I am 30 now. 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. You are correct that the ObG nurse does not understand the HSV blood tests.
A positive blood test shows an infection is present, not merely “exposure”. I made an appointment for an exam and the doctor said he’s sure it’s herpes then told me to get a blood test to confirm. Swab test of oral lesion Oct. This test can be used to diagnose genital infection with herpes simplex virus type 1 or type 2. the ultimate gold standard in HSV blood tests. I have no symptoms. You may realize you’re in this position unnecessarily.
It’s too late, of course — but for the sake of educating you and other forum viewers: Had you been my patient, I would have advised that no testing be done at all based on the single sexual indiscretion a few weeks before your marriage. Is there any chance that I could have tested a false positive? Hi Dr, went to get some vaccine shots Hep A and B as protection and decided to get some tests which all came negative including Hsv-1 IgM, Hsv-1 IgG and Hsv-2 IgG except for Hsv-2 IgM. Learn what to expect during the test and what the results may mean. 1) Your wife’s test results indeed suggest she was infected between 1992 and the date of her positive HSV-2 result. By adolescence, 62 of Americans have been infected with Herpes 1. 2) Up to 15% or even 20% of people with HSV-1 never develop positive blood tests.
If your recurrent cold sore symptoms have been typical (blister like sores on the lips, not canker sores in the mouth) you can safely assume you have an oral HSV-1 infection despite the negative blood test. 4) As discussed above, there is a small possibility that her positive HSV-2 result is false, even though the numerical value is above 3.5. Blood tests are available for people who may not have had symptoms or if the signs have already healed. HSV-1 or HSV-2 IgG antibodies indicate a previous infection. Let me know if there is anything you don’t understand. Most people who’ve been exposed to herpes will never know that they have it.