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NyGirl05

Going crazy. NEED ANSWERS

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hey guys so I was diagnosed about 9 days ago with hsv2. I’m not sure if I had it for a while all I know is I got tested for STD’s because I had started a new relationship so just wanted to check . I asked for a blood test for HIV but didn’t know I was getting checked for Hsv either . Anyways they called back confirming my blood test was positive for hsv2 , I didn’t have any symptoms before that and when the doctor checked my vagina that day she didn’t see any visible sores and said I actually looked good and that I probably just had bv. Now that they called me my mind has been going crazy , I’ve been doing research and looking at forums and thinking I’m about to have an outbreak . Every tingle every itch I go crazy thinking im having an outbreak . For a week now I get random itches I found a bump that was tiny but went away within two days . The uncomfortableness that I had has subsided and I felt fine until today . I got an itch again and went to check to see anything and nothing I see a very very very very very tiny red bump that looks like a pimple it’s verrrrryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy tiny . Only reason I noticed is because I’m looking for anything wrong right now and I used to my phone . Anyways I’ve been taking l-lysine and just used oregano oil . My question is ... was this an outbreak, can symptoms before an outbreak last more than a week? Should I get retested? Should I take medicine. Any advice will help 

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Well, if you're coming up positive with a blood test, that means it's been long enough for your body to produce antibodies that are detectable on a test, so it's not a new infection (unless it's a false positive, which is certainly possible). To be absolutely certain, I'd get a Western Blot test since that's the gold standard. All other herpes blood tests (IgG, IgM, etc.) are flawed and give false positives/false negatives often. Here's an article on herpes tests: https://www.herpesopportunity.com/post/herpes-tests

And it's hard to answer your other questions about if an outbreak is coming on or not. Now that you're acutely aware that you might have herpes, then every sensation (herpes or not) becomes more pronounced. It could be prodrome, but it could also be psychosomatic. If you see any physical bumps that feel different from other bumps you might have had, you can go to the clinic to get that area swabbed (be sure they get any fluid that's inside the bumps on the swab; the more fluid, the more accurate the reading). 

To your question about medicine, there are only 2 reasons to take suppressive medication for herpes. Here's an article on that: https://www.herpesopportunity.com/post/herpes-medication


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