Thread: Shingles
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Old 11-08-2008, 05:17 AM   #2
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Re: Shingles

Are you saying you have genital herpes or shingles? They are two different things. Shingles does not stay around. It usually presents itself as a reactivation of the chicken pox vaccine - very painful - later in life.
How were you diagnosed? Swab or blood test?
And how was he diagnosed? Tell him to get his results and look to see if he was tested with the right blood test. It should be a type specific IgG test for both hsv1 and hsv2. If he sees anything referring to IgM then he had the wrong test.
HSV-2 positive. Found out 9-27-07. Flu-like symptom 6-7-07.
Year one outbreaks Sep Oct Nov Dec Apr Jun. Ugh.
Year two outbreaks Dec Apr/May