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Confused about Diagnosis - Input Appreciated!


akirn

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Hi everyone! Forgive me if this is a bit long, but I'm hoping to get a little input on my situation, and see if anyone has any similar experiences! I was diagnosed with GHSV-1 in 2018. At the time, it was pretty instant and self-explanatory - I broke out three days after being intimate with a new partner, went in right away, and was swabbed positive for GHSV-1. I took a blood test around that time, too, which showed up negative for HSV-2 and had a very low positive for HSV-1, indicating a new infection. I was upset at the time, but over the course of the past two years, have come to a place of relative peace with the situation. I even started dating again last year, which brings me to my current situation.

I quit talking to my most recent partner in November. Then, in January, I was shaving my bikini area. I thought I nicked myself with my razor, as there appeared to be a cut in between my labia at the top of my vaginal area. I didn't think much of it, but it didn't seem to go away for weeks. Then, a few weeks ago, I randomly break out into the worst outbreak I've ever had. I've had maybe one tiny OB in the two years since my diagnosis, but other than that have been symptom-free. I went in to my gyno and explained my situation, and she ran a full STD panel, including bloodwork. To my surprise, the bloodwork came back with a 1.2 Igg for HSV-1, and a 5.0 Igg for HSV-2. The Igm's were both negative. 

I'm a little confused. I've only been with two partners since my diagnosis - do I just have the worst luck ever?! Has anyone else been test positive for both GHSV-1 and GHSV-2? My Igg results for the HSV-1 were essentially the same from when I was first tested in 2018, and remain on the edge of registering as inconclusive - is it possible the initial swab was incorrect and I've had HSV-2 all along? Is it possible to have a false positive for HSV-2 if I already have HSV-1? Also, would having both make me more contagious? I'm feeling a little disheartened, as I was just moving on with life after the first diagnosis. I'm worried my life is going to be one constant outbreak now. Any input is appreciated!

Thanks!

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