I recently tested positive and it has weighed heavily on my life. I have some questions that I am confused about and can't seem to get an answer that seems legitamite from my healthcare provider. Here is a little background first.
I tested positive for the first time, in January of 2011. I had no symptoms or signs of the HSV2 (nor have I ever even had a cold sore, HSV1). I had gotten tested about 5 months prior to that, in September of 2010. It came back negative. I frequently get tested as it calms my obessive need to make sure everything is okay down there.
I had started dating someone new and wanted to redo a round of test for my own sanity. Everything came back negative except for the HSV2 (I didn't get tested for type 1, it seemed unnecessary). I assumed everything would come back fine and to my suprise I was wrong. I went back in to discuss the situation and try to calm my anxiety. I was handed pamphlets and sent on my way, not helpful. I have been lucky enough to work through the issues with my boyfriend, but still have anxiety about the future. Will I ever date again? Can I spread it from a towel, cup, toliet seat? I realize most of these fears come from a myth and a stigma about the virus.
I have been reading through many of these postings and an IGG? number keeps popping up. I have no idea what this means, and was curious if I should call my healthcare provider to get mine. I had blood drawn and sent to a lab, heard back roughly 4ish days later (not sure if that helps). I doubt this changes anything in my situation, but feeling some since of hope is helpful.
I love my boyfriend, but as everyone knows, sometimes things just don't work out. My fear is that, if this relationship doesn't work, what will I do? Be alone forever? I realize this post, is kind of scattered brain but anything that could be cleared up would be extremly helpful. Thanks in advance!