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HSV1 and HSV2

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Hi everybody,I am new to the forums,2 years ago I was diagnosed with genital HSV1,had initial or primary outbreak and

then no further symptoms,after a recent intimate encounter I have had what looks like a recurrence all be it milder.Is it possible that I have contracted HSV 2 on top of my HSV1 genital infection.

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It is possible, but w out getting it swabbed ,you can't know for sure. Sex can be a trigger for some people, especially if you haven't had it in awhile. Since it was so much more mild than your first, it's likely from your ghsv 1 infection. For peace of mind, you coukd always have it swabbed or get blood work in 4 months.

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Ok, well your doc is retarded and you need to find a new one. A doctor who knows what they're doing, would never put you in for an IgM, because it's a waste and for the reason that's happened w you. A combined test especially w IgM, if positive for HSV 1, will cross react w the HSV 2 testing and give a false positive. The fact that so soon after the OB it came up w a positive result, soewaks volumes on it being a false positive. Too soon to come up positive after contact! Of you go have a type specific IgG Elissa test done 4 months after this contact, I'm willing to bet money you come up negative. It was swabbed as HSV 1, so its not 2. You have nothing to worry about.

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