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    Old 04-25-2017, 02:35 AM   #1
    dkna
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    Assistance with reading lab test results

    Hi,
    I haven't had any of the clear symptoms associated with herpes, but recently had a big scare because of a call from my ex-girlfriend.

    She's with another guy now, but she had her first outbreak about two weeks ago.
    The new BF supposedly was tested recently before they met and was negative at that point.


    I last had sex with her around ~14.03.2017.
    I've been to two doctors, but they both had that "don't ask - don't tell" policy about Herpes and said I seemed fine.
    So I did the blood and swab tests on my own initiative.

    Swab was negative on 12.04.2017. They took my blood on 13.04.2017. These are the results:
    HSV I Ig G - 0.2(-)negative
    HSV I Ig M - 0.4(-)negative
    HSV II Ig G - 0.1(-)negative
    HSV II Ig M - 0.75(-)negative

    The reference range is as follows (according to their site):
    <0,8 (-)negative;
    0,8-1,1 borderline;
    1,1 (+) positive


    At first, I was worried that Ig-M was a "high negative", but the general consensus seems to be that it should be disregarded, plus it's still a negative and numbers aren't important.

    The other thing that I found out was that this results are REAL negative only looking back from about 3 months since the last exposure.

    I don't know what else to do. Should I accept these results and move on? Or do more tests?

    Thanks in advance!

     
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    Old 04-25-2017, 05:20 AM   #2
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    Re: Assistance with reading lab test results

    Quote:
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    Should I accept these results and move on? !
    Yes!

     
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