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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:09 am 

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I just recieved my blood work resultes for Herpes Simplex, IGG. It states HSVIGG- TYPE 1 *>5.00 H and the same for HSVIGG- TYPE 2. I never had an outbreak or no symptoms at all, either has my boyfriend. We are not sure if he has it since he was not tested. But we are not sure who gave it to who but we are dealing with this together and figuring if i have it he does too. We do have oral sex and neither of us has gotten anything from that either. If i saw anything or he did we would have been checked immediatly but nothing was ever there. We have been together for a 1 1/2 years and live together so we see each other all the time and we never noticed anything!!!! I have not even had a cold sore in a year or so. I heard that you can spread it without having any symptoms, does this mean at any point in time it could be active? Oral sex a def. no? I am so confused about all this. I was tested in 2005 and was negative for type 2, and i had no symptoms since then. I am very cautious and this is why i don't understand and i never had an outbreak. I think i would know if i had something down there esp. since i shave. and i read the symptoms for internal and never had any of them either! I do have HPV which i just had to have a colposcopy done to make sure it is low grade and not high grade. Everything is ok with that, but now all this! Could this be a reason the numbers are high to give a false postive reading? Why are my numbers so high? Could it be incorrect? does it mean i have herpes type 2 down there? I am confused, and my doctors office will not tell me anything over the phone and i have to wait 2 weeks for an appointment!!!!!!!!!!! Also if i (we) do have it. . . what about when i (we) get a bath can the kids (we have 2 kids) get it that way, or by using the same wash cloth? :(

Thanks in advance

PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:25 pm 

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everyone in a household should have their own towel, washcloth, toothbrush and razor and shouldn't be sharing them. Very common bacteria and viruses are easily transmitted through sharing them so it's not a good practice. You can share soap and shampoo and such.

Your kids can be in the same tubby together and also with you. I'd avoid it if either of you have any obvious symptoms genitally just to err on the side of caution but otherwise it's not an issue.

At this point, your partner needs tested to know his status. once you know his, you will know if you need to be taking any precautions or not.

Your numeric results for your hsv tests are positive but not overly high or anything worrisome. They are what they are ( hope that makes sense ).


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