Confused by negative Herpes IGG test. Help please!
My problem is I got a negative score on the Herpes IGG for type 1 and 2. But I had several coldsore outbreaks...the first one a year ago. I understand that a year is more than enough time for the test to be accurate. Iīve heard a recommendation of waiting 6 months from the first outbreak. So how come I came out negative?
Also, the reason I decided to take the test is because I started a sexual relationship with another woman. We made out...just kissing on the lips, face, and body. I didnīt have any coldsores at the time, so I took the chance. We did not have oral sex or regular sex at all. The day after I disclosed that I believed I had herpes 1, this was akward. Then 2 weeks later the worst case scenario occured...she got her first cold sore outbreak on her lips and on her gums. Now I feel bad because I may have infected her. But now it turns out Iīm negative...so Iīm confused.
In January of 2011 I had my first cold sore outbreak...2 coldsores came out. Looked to me just like a coldsore. I went online and compared to many pictures of cold sores. I even used abreva and it helped stop them. One fully developed and I accidently pulled off the scab too early and it left a scar.
I think a month later I had another outbreak. Identified this by the tingly feeling...but abreva helped stop them. I got them early. Iīm now wondering if on one of these occasions it was in my head.
I think I had at least a couple more outbreaks but they didnīt come out much because I got the abreva on them. I just got the tingly sensation.
Itīs now a year later January 2012 and I went to get the Herpes 1 and 2 IGG blood Test
My results were Negative.
Herpes Select 1 IGG 0.29
Herpes Select 2 IGG 0.21
The Herpes IGM was 0.75
Also a negative, although I read this test is unreliable.
What does this mean? I swear I had cold sores on my outer lips. Could this test be a false negative? Itīs been a year since my first outbreak ever? Should I get tested again?
Tags: Herpes, false igg
Last edited by licoricecat; 01-21-2013 at 03:30 PM.
Reason: needed to add facts