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I've just recently been having some serious issues with my OBGYN ...and HERPES testing.

I had what I thought was a cut from shaving on my genitals for a few weeks until I finally took a look at it and decided to get checked out. Without a moment to think my doctor concluded from looking at it that it was herpes. While I told her that I had this for several weeks, she decided to take a culture anyway (which came back negative obviously, since the virus isnt active for that long while healing, usually)

So after the culture came back negative (and the Zovirax cream helped) we decided to do a blood test.

I took the IGG and the IGM. She then called me on the phone a week later to tell me that I was positive for BOTH HSV 1 and HSV 2.

To my knowledge and my boyfriends knowledge... he only has Coldsores. that AND he took a test which came back NEGATIVE for HSV2. However, I know that men can carry HSV2 and never know it but still transfer it. That and perhaps they tested him for a new HSV2 infection when they should have been testing him for an OLD HSV2 infection.

MY results:

IGG test
HSV 1 <0.9
HSV 2 <0.9
which means NEGATIVE

However, the IGM came back positive by 1.83


Given that information my doctor decided to tell me straight away that I have BOTH 1 and 2!

However, from my experience reading about Herpes, I have come to learn that the IGM test isnt very good. However, it can detect a NEW infection of herpes, it just CANT distinguish between the 2.

Since I didnt test positive for any OLDER infection on the IGG, Whatever hepes I have probably came from this most recent boyfriend.

Worst case scenario, he has both, and gave me both AT THE SAME TIME.

More likely, I got HSV 1 on my genitals and for SOME reason, my doctor assumed that I had both. Im not sure why.

AM I MISINTERPRETING MY RESULTS? DOES THE IGM SAY THAT I HAVE BOTH 1 and 2??

WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF ME CONTRACTING BOTH AT THE SAME TIME?


My boyfriend is going to get a IGG test to test him for an OLD HSV1 infection (which we assume he has given the coldsores) and an OLD HSV2 infection (that perhaps never surfaced, or perhaps WAS the mouth sores)

If his HSV2 test comes back negative... can I safely conclude that what I have is 1 and not BOTH?

What do you make of my doctor's diagnosis of BOTH?