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I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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Do you notice any rash or redness?
now what std tests you have done so far?
I think all of them , herpes gonerea hiv, syphylis,. I did a test at a lab that was supossed to cover them all.
see, genital herpes can cause this type of symptoms without rash sometimes.
And blood test may not be accurate during early period.
i know but the test came back negative
This is true if you just got the virus and your body has not mounted enough antibodies yet.
this is a possibility --less likely but possible.
Hence, the herpes serology should be repeated again after a week.
Also if there is any rash development, then herpes PCR test is more sensitive
if i am infected it could only be from an encouter that happened 3 weeks ago. I recieved oral. could I get it this way? Which type?
Another explanation can be just heat and sweat related allergic reaction.
yes oral sex also can transmit genital herpes ( type 2).
and type 2 usually causes genital symptoms.
if i have it will it automaitcally infect anyone I am with?
Yes it can with unprotected sex
the risk of transmission is high 20-30% when you are experiencing symptoms.
should I have mounted enoug anti bodies to show up in a drug test over the three weeks?
after 3 weeks yes this should have been in most cases.
However, you need to confirm exactly what type of they they did.
The blood tests should include both IgM and IgG antibodies.
IgM is detected earlier.
how can I tell what they did?
well --you need to get the test report copy.
That will mention all the info.
I went through APG services through a LAb Corp office
does not matter
they should give you a copy of test results.
does that help?
They only checked for IgG antibodies --not helpful for acute infection.
you need to request for IgM antibodies of herpes.
will they have to do another test or can they go off this one?
They can add on to your current sample.
call them and request for one.
thank you, XXXXX XXXXX jumping to conclusions? Could it be something else?
See this is a possibility that should be ruled out.
ok thank you again
there can be other possibility like allergic reaction.
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