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 Post subject: HSV-2 "Onlies"
PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 12:43 pm 

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Background on me: My husband and I were virgins when we met. He had never kissed anyone before and I had kissed 1 other guy. We married in 2001 and had still (to my knowledge) only slept with eachother. Unfortunately, in 2010 he had an affair and we are now divorcing. During a point after his affair when I thought we were reconciling, we did kiss once and have sex with a condom (also only one time). We broke up for good in December, 2010, and I just got tested for STDs and it came back positive for HSV-2. Could I have contracted the disease during the one time kissing my H and having sex with the condom? Could I have contracted it from kissing the other guy I kissed before marriage? I have NEVER had any symptoms and just got tested because of the affair. I don't have my test results back yet. Could it be a false positive? :(


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 Post subject: Re: HSV-2 "Onlies"
PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 1:30 pm 

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you didn't contract hsv2 from kissing.

has your partner been tested yet to know his status?

once you have your actual numeric results, I can better help you figure out if you need additional confirmatory testing done to rule out a false positive.

betsy

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 Post subject: Re: HSV-2 "Onlies"
PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 1:44 pm 

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I'll post my numbers as soon as I get them. I haven't spoken with my soon to be ex-husband. I want to make sure my results are valid first. Also, my mom has always had herpes on her lip (not sure if 1 or 2). Could I have gotten it from her at birth?


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 Post subject: Re: HSV-2 "Onlies"
PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 3:04 pm 
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Also, my mom has always had herpes on her lip (not sure if 1 or 2). Could I have gotten it from her at birth?


No, not from oral herpes of either type (oral herpes is essentially always HSV-1). HSV transmitted to a baby during pregnancy or birthing involves genital virus, and it's rare unless the mother contracts herpes late in pregnancy.

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 Post subject: Re: HSV-2 "Onlies"
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 1:37 pm 

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I got my results. 2.64 for hsv2. Does that mean I got it fairly recently? Should I get retested just in case it is a false pos?


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 Post subject: Re: HSV-2 "Onlies"
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 3:03 pm 

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yes that is a low positive and needs confirmed with further testing. a herpes wb is the preferred test to use for this. if your provider uses quest labs, it's test # 34534

what was your hsv1 result?

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 Post subject: Re: HSV-2 "Onlies"
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 3:17 pm 

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The test was the HSV 1/2 IGG, HERPESELECT type specific AB-6647. My HSV-1 was negative at 0.14. Was that the correct test? It was done through Quest. Can I get retested right away or do I have to wait?


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 Post subject: Re: HSV-2 "Onlies"
PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 6:54 pm 

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you can get tested right away.

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 Post subject: Re: HSV-2 "Onlies"
PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:38 pm 

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I just want to thank you Betsy! I got retested as you suggested and my results are negative for HSV 1 and 2. My doctors were reluctant to retest. I am SO GLAD I found this website and insisted on being retested!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: HSV-2 "Onlies"
PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:39 pm 

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Thanks also to FredO!!


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 Post subject: Re: HSV-2 "Onlies"
PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:48 am 

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Glad you found us to get the advice you needed :)

CONGRATS on being negative :)

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