I have been with this guy only for eleven mos, no extracurriculur for me and he says none or him(?). I was diagnosed with herpes 2, through a routine blood test, then had an OB orally--pretty gruesome-- for about a month. The guy took tests, doc says he's entirely w/o herpes. she said these tests are very accurate. makes no sense to me
I know this has been explained but I still don't understand--why so mysterious!
It's not particularly rare for herpes to lay dormant. Is it possible though that you have been having mild outbreaks and have not noticed outbreaks until recently?
If you test positive and your boyfriend repeatedly tests negative the most likely explanation is that you got it from a previous partner. Some people with herpes do test negative although this is not very common, but it is possible. Has your boyfriend noticed any problems in the genital area?
If you have only had one set of tests, it may be worth another go in a few months' time.
Whilst herpes can lay dormant for a long time, oral type 2 lying dormant well yes, that would be more unusual. I guess it is possible though. You are testing negative for type 1, I assume? I think I have asked you this before!
from my experience with my gyn, they gave me the impression by the blood test they couldn't definitely determine if i was + for type 1. my blood test was definite + for type 2 (which a swab test had already confirmed a few years ago when i had my first ob-genitally).
i've never had an oral ob, but he ran the blood tests for me last year when i had these little white bumps on my lips. he also swabbed them and the swab was negative. i have my yearly check-up with my doc this week and i'm gonna see if i can get a clearer understanding. kinda of like you mentioned above....my gyn usually gives vague answers. i'm not sure if its because it makes him uncomfortable or he's not totally up to speed on herpes. he usually gives me the quote about how common oral herpes is anyway....but, i'd like to know for sure if possible.
oh, by the way, i had my dermatologist look at the white bumps, too. he told me they were "apthous ulcers" or stress ulcers that come from eating salty, acidic foods and/or stress! they went away and i've not had any more since then.