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I went in for my annual Pap smear and asked to be tested for all std’s. 2 weeks later the nurse calls me and says I tested positive for herpes 2. Although I’ve never had an OB. The test didn’t swab a sore. The doctor then called me and told me that I had only been exposed to the virus and that doesn’t mean I have it. He told me I don’t need to be on suppression and I don’t need to worry about transmission. Im freaking out as I have always suffered from anxiety. My doctor said he has this phone call every other week. I’m just not sure if he’s correct. Can you be exposed and not have it is my question? I know I’m probably not making any sense.

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If you have antibodies to it then you have it and you do have to worry about transmission. 80% of the people who do have HSV 2 are asymptomatic. This is how it gets passed along so frequently. My giver didn’t have any symptoms and was unaware he had it because the CDC doesn’t

Recommend testing during routine std testing.


Were you given your value and the type of test? You only want an IGG test and anything under a value of 3 can be a false positive. If you really want confirmation you can get a western blot.

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