Originally Posted by sunnie4567
I totally understand how you feel. I've been going through this for six months. Please try and believe your negative results. I have had 5 negative Elisa tests and one negative Western Blot. All of these test were done out to 4 months past exposure. I continue not to believe the results. I have taken one final WB at 6 months. I get the results next Monday. I promised myself that I will accept those and move on. I just pray they are still negative.
Do not worry about passing this on to your children. You cannot pass it to them through casual contact. Just wash your hands after using the bathroom and you should be fine. Good Luck.. by the way...it is not surprising that your doctor is clueless. Most are when it comes to this. Some doctors still tellpeople that they can't pass it on without a visible ob. Others tell people that they were just exposed and don't have the virus because they are assymptomatic. They are so clueless. Whey the hell don't they just get onto the internet and read thorugh these boards is beyond me.
Just picked up my second round of blood test results; they are as follows:
HSV 1 IGG Type Specific AB 0.06 (first was .07); Interpretation Negative.
HSV 2 IGG Type Specific AB 0.63 (first was .50); Interpretation Negative.
IGM Test - Non-Reactive
I tend to believe now with negatives returned on IGG (twice - 12/10 and 12/19 tests), negative returned on IGM (12/19 test), and negative returned on my culture I most likely do not have herpes - still not totally convinced. To be sure I am going to ask my Dr. to perform a Western Blot, I have to be positive.
The question remains than; I had an OB in late July/Early August and most recently in early December, what hell is causing it. The only common thread is that I took heavy duty Head Cold medications prior to each outbreak (Tylenol Multi Symptom Maximum Strength Cold medication). I assume it would be possible to have an allergic reaction to it, but around the foreskin and gland of the penis?
I'm starting to feel somewhat relieved; I think the first doctor wh said I was positive may have some explaining to do.