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Old 08-23-2011, 01:52 PM   #1
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Question Herpes 2 false negative??

Hello,
Just to give some background. I tested negative for Herpes 2 in May of 2008, I had just meet my BF a few months before. I recently got tested and the doctor informed me I tested positive.
Both blood tests where IGG. The one in 2008 has a "below range" number of 0.82, the recent results show "out of range" number of 1.10.
What does range mean? I was under the impression that you where either positive or negative! My doctor wants me to re test in a month, but I'm still VERY confused What or how does this number change over time??
My bf got tested in Nov2009 and his shows a range of 0.25.
I have been monogamous and assuming my bf as well, what would cause my number to hike to positive??
Since I will be retested, I hate waiting all this time. Any help or information on the change in "range" would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 08-23-2011, 06:15 PM   #2
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Re: Herpes 2 false negative??

If you search this board for posts by 'over21' you will find good information/science on herpes testing. He could always explain things in 'plain english'. Or the Center for Disease control.
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Old 08-23-2011, 06:53 PM   #3
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Re: Herpes 2 false negative??

Since my dr wants me to get re tested, and I have not had a change in sexual partners, how long should I wait? My dr said 4-6 weeks. Also, I have read some posts from "over21" and I am barely over the reading of .90. Is it possible that the next test will be under .90?

 
Old 08-23-2011, 07:20 PM   #4
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Re: Herpes 2 false negative??

It can take *generally* from 3 -4 months for enough antibodies to build up that will be detected by the IgG blood test. Some people less, some people more thus the 'generally' disclaimer. If it has been that long from your last sexual encounter (and no new partners), you should get a pretty accurate reading.
Also, most doctors will retest with a value just over 1.00.
Have you experienced any symptoms of herpes or just took the blood test in 2008 and recently?
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:33 PM   #5
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Re: Herpes 2 false negative??

After reading a lot of info on this board, I have not experienced an outbreak. Have never felt any kind of pain, itching, or burning. I have had cold sore outbreaks through out my life, and the test confirms with a level of 5.00 that I am positive for HSV1. Is it possible that I have experienced some kind of an outbreak and not realized?
I have been with the same partner since before I got tested in 2008 the first time and my results where negative.

 
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