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 Post subject: Ivig and false pos
PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 8:22 am 

Joined: Thu May 12, 2011 12:17 pm
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Location: USA
I was given IVIG back in 2007. Now whenever I take an STD test I'm positive for HSV-2 Antibodies (2.5,1.9 and 2.6). I have been retested once with the Western blot test. The Western blot was negative for HSV-2. I have only had intercourse with my ex-husband. I have had oral sex once with another man after my divorce. If I am negative on the western blot but positive for antibodies can I pass on HSV-2 to a new partner? Also, am I positive on the antibodies because of my IV IG treatment? My ex-husband does not have HSV-2.

Also, I've never had an outbreak or any symptoms

So the timeline is:
2007 ivig
2011 divorce and first positive antibody test followed by negative wb test
2012 oral sex and positive antibody test done 3 days after
2013 positive antibody test

My doctor for some reason didn't want to do another wb test. She said it is expensive.


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 Post subject: Re: Ivig and false pos
PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 3:19 pm 

Joined: Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:47 am
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Location: PA
The ivig's you were given are meaningless for your herpes testing.

all your other herpes tests, besides the WB were low positives. Your WB being negative for hsv2 confirms that they were false positives. You aren't infected so therefore you can't transmit it to a partner. make sense?

betsy

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 Post subject: Re: Ivig and false pos
PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 4:10 pm 

Joined: Thu May 12, 2011 12:17 pm
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Yes, thank you. I just don't understand why I have so many false positives for antibodies ??


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 Post subject: Re: Ivig and false pos
PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 6:38 am 

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We aren't exactly sure why they happen. previous hsv1 infection seems to be the biggest factor in having a false positive. they've tweaked the herpeselect test especially so there are less but they do still happen.

betsy

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