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I'm not sure I am reading these right...
Is the result 0.98 and the negative value is up to 1.09?
My number is XXXXX w
what is the 1.09 number? the break for uupper end of normal?
Negative <0.91Equivocal 0.91 - 1.09Positive >1.09
so a question first
did you have symptoms that prompted this blood test?
if so, what where they?
I am not sure if I have any symptoms.
I don't see any sores
I just did it for safety
so the blood test is a very poor screening tool
and should not be done for those purposes
the good news is that your result is negative
so we can say that you have not been exposed to the virus, or, rather, that your body has not had a reaction to the virus in the past
and without current symtpoms i think it is safe to say that you do not have HSV
Ohh I see. although 0.98 falls in the equivocal range
the blood test alone will not tell you if you have herpes... it will only tell you if you have ever been exposed to either hsv1 or hsv2
most people HAVE been exposed and their bodies HAVE formed antibodies to the virus
but of these people only a fraction have the disease
the 'gold standard'
is a viral culture of an open sore that is suspected to be herpes
since you have not had sores or blisters it is a good bet that you do not have the disease
when you mean sore - you refer to sores in the genital or mouth
I have been to a general physician and urologist and they haven't found anything in my genitals
why the concern?
I have had frequent urination issues which was due to Irritable bowel syndrome or more towards food related
unfortunate symptoms, but not related to herpes at all.
Out of fear and anxiety, I got tested for this 10 different STD tests that stdtestexpress.com recomneds
HERE IS A GOOD INFORMATIONAL LINK ON GENTIAL HERPES
without symptoms this kind of testing is only helpful if all tests are negative
a physician would not test without symptoms
and, to be fair, i would consider your tests, with your lack of symtpoms, a convincing negative.
OK. Can we talk to you over the phone ?
no, that is not permitted by site policy, i am sorry.
I am planning to get married
in fact, the site will block emails and phone numbers even if you try to type them in
So should be no problem
no, i think you can honestly tell your fiancee that you have been thorougly tested for STDs and that you do not have any
do you have further questions for me about this?
Yes, couple more
I hear HSV-1 is very common
among the population
they are both very common
about 16-20% for gential herpes
Would you recommend me getting tested again for HSV-1
higher for oral herpes
no i would not recommend it.
a positive test doesn't mean you have the disease
it only means your have been exposed
ulcers, recurrent ulcers or blisters, and then I would get a test, if you don't have them then I would not get tested again
OK. I do get mouth ulcers or blisters, but I have had since my young ages.
my dad had it for a long time
then when you have these getting a swab directly from the ulcer is when to get tested
the blood tests are not helpful
OK. I got it.
anyting else today?
No need for any medications rite ?
certainly not at this point
OK. Thank you sir
you are most welcome
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