Herpes simplex virus (HSV) types 1 and 2 are members of the Herpesviridae family, and produce infections that may range from mild stomatitis to disseminated and fatal disease. Now the question is: Is a torch test a reliable test for herpes and since there have been no outbreaks or sign of herpes could I disregard the Torch test? The best that can be said about your results is that you have been infected (and still carry) one or both of the HSV types–but I cannot tell whether its HSV-1, -2, or both. The marks are reddish spots, without water blisters… This test is used if the window period from sexual contact has been approximately 2 weeks minimum. According to the research published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, close to 60% of adults are already infected with HSV-1 (the type of herpes infection that causes cold sores). Glycoprotein G-based enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) for HSV-1 and HSV-2 are highly divergent and typically elicit very limited humoral cross-reactivity (11, 12).
The girl i had sex with got tested and her results for hsv-2 it was 0.42 negative! A week later since I still hurt down there, my doctor then did a pap exam and found a piece of a condom inside me (gross). After she removed it, symptoms down there went away within a few days, but I thought I had a UTI so took more antibiotics. HSV IgG antibody production begins after HSV IgM production. All came back negative (including both IgG Type Specific – to be expected given time frame) except Urine (Epithelial Cells 2-4A, WBC 5-10A, Bacteria 2+A) and HSV 1/2 IgM (1.87H which I know I should disregard, but hard to ignore). She told me I had recent exposure and my blood test in a few weeks would likely turn up positive (which the Combination Test and second IgM did, but the Type Specific are both still negative). I haven’t had the conventional symptoms I’ve seen in pictures, but I had somewhat similar symptoms to a primary infection, which I know are unique.
I would love to get your opinion on my situation. Oldson is Medical Director of the Analyte Physicians Group.