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  1. Last October, I had a few hookups with a "friend" who later stated she had herpes, only to then later adamantly deny it. Long story short, I couldn't take the anxiety anymore and got an igg test back in February, which came back negative for HSV2 but positive for HSV1 (2.39). At the time, my doctor said not to worry about it as HSV1 isn't really an STD. Keep in mind, I've never had any visible outbreak, sores or anything other than what I can assume are anxiety based "symptoms" brought on by my "friend". Was a rough couple of months, to say the least, but I'm better these days. Anyway, I've now met someone and things are looking good. I read somewhere that an igg test below 3.5 should warrant a retest, of which the results I just got back today. I was hoping my HSV1 results would either either be negative or above the 3.5 threshold, but no such luck. Negative for HSV2, positive for HSV1 (2.11). I read igg tests are pretty reliable for HSV1, so should I just assume that I really do have herpes? And how am I supposed to tell her I have herpes/where if I don't even know where I have it, or really if I have it at all??? I've many questions now, and there's a definite lack of answers on the internet. (I wish my "friend" would have never said anything, but that's another topic all together.)
  2. I got tested because back in October I drunkenly slept with a friend who, mid act, decided to tell me she has herpes (she now claims she doesn't and says she doesn't remember remember saying that nor does she know why she would). I did go to my doctor initially when I thought I was having an outbreak, but he said it was nothing and that I was "competent healthy" after he ran a bunch of tests. Didn't really help, as I suffer from anxiety as is. I eventually decided to drag myself into a local blood testing clinic after months of worry. After my tests came back, the physician told me I didn't have HSV2, but did have HSV1. He added it's not really an STD and not to worry about it. Since then, I keep looking at this paper they gave me which says 2.39H out of range, positive. I've tried researching what this means, but I've come up completely empty. Now I'm sitting here feeling even worse than I did a month ago. I don't even know where I have it, or if I definitely have it. My mind and emotions are a wreck, to put it mildly.
  3. Yes, that's a horrible thing to say, but it's true. My IgG test came back negative for HSV2, but positive for HSV1 (2.39). And I have no idea what this means. To my knowledge, I've never ever had a visible herpes outbreak. I've spent the past two weeks combing the internet, and I can't seem to find any straight answers. Is that a high number? Does that mean is a recent infection? Heck, I don't even know where I have it (which is the worst). I feel like I'm losing my mind. Every little itch, no matter where it is, sets me off. I guess I'm just looking for some straight answers. Anything to put my mind at ease.
  4. I just picked up my results. IGG test for HSV2 shows <.90 (negative), while the HSV1 test shows 2.39 (positive). The paper I was given says anything above 1.09 is positive. I guess I'm trying to make heads or tails of it all. Thank you.
  5. Thank you all for the responses. I did go get tested for both HSV1 and HSV2. Got the phone call about an hour ago that it came back negative for HSV2 and positive for HSV1. I have to wait until after work to pick up the results, but I'm unsure as to how to feel. On one hand, I'm relieved I don't have HSV2. But, on the other, I do have HSV1. And as, to my knowledge, I've never had a visible outbreak, so I don't know where. So what now? Do I just start telling people I have herpes? (Sorry if that's a dumb question.)
  6. Back in October, I had unprotected sex with a friend of mine twice (it was dumb, I know, and alcohol induced). Anyway, halfway into our second encounter she casually mentioned she had herpes and that I can't get it if she's not having an outbreak, which needless to say killed the mood. I later confronted her about it, but she swears up and down she doesn't have herpes and doesn't know why she would have said she said. She claims she doesn't remember anything, and blames it on the mix between her alcohol and her meds, but I don't really believe that. Since then, I've been freaking out, to put it mildly. I already suffer from anxiety and am an avid worrier, and this has added to it tenfold. I've gotten all the normal STD tests done, sans a herpes test, and they're all negative. My doctor did a visual and said he didn't see anything out of the ordinary, and doesn't think I need to get a herpes test without symptoms. It's true that I haven't seen any blisters (I've checked at least five times every day since), but I'm still worried. I don't know if it's my mind playing tricks on me, but I swear I "feel" like I have herpes. I've had nights where I've woken up with a slight discomfort, sometimes my penis head feels itchy and I have felt a numbness/tingling in my right leg/foot. I found a place near me that will do an Elise HSV2 test for pretty cheap, but then I've read that I really shouldn't have the test done without visible symptoms, as this could cause me more anxiety should it come back positive. I honestly don't know what to do. Should I get tested without symptoms? Is it worth it? Or should I just do nothing until I have visible symptoms??? Thank you 🙂
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