I told him I took the test 5 times and everything came back negative as well as a viral culture. What else can be confused with genital herpes that would cause clear fluid blisters? 2. To my surprise my test came back negative for herpes (the ulcers were active by the way)! With that said. Some people never build up enough detectable antibodies to be seen on blood tests for various reasons, but this is extremely rare and more than likely if you had a blood test done you would have your answers. The accurate herpes blood tests detect IgG antibodies. So even with the accurate tests, a person could receive a false negative if the test is taken too soon after contracting the virus.
Until you have a diagnosis of something else, it is still possible that you do have herpes. I tested negative on herpes swab and blood test and positive to varicella zoster when I had shingles on my face! Had them on my upper bottom/hip while pregnant so you never know and they rarely cross sides of the body but not never so just know there are still possibilities and you can recover from the ones I mentioned. Basically, if you test positive for herpes type 1 and negative for 2 that does not mean you don’t have genital herpes. You could be carrying herpes type 1 in the mouth, the genitals, or in both places. Dr Jen, I would like to ask u is it normal to have re accruing ob,s every week from November 2012 to may 2013 on weekly basis? I was diagnosed positive in 2009 through a swab and 3 weeks ago swab was taken again and it came back negative, I am so confused, Cld this be something else? Well yeah, I thought, what else could it be? A week later, I found out the second guy I had slept with had tested negative for herpes. The first guy, after hearing about my doctor’s opinion and guy 2’s test results, decided not to get tested, as he didn’t trust the accuracy of the test.
You could have gotten it from your first sexual partner when you were fifteen, and not have a breakout until you are 35. They will just say, oh, you tested negative for all STI’s, not telling you that they never bothered to test for Herpes. So nobody could tell me what I have, but it’s not herpes, and I went on with my life. Could what I have be herpes, even though it doesn’t really look or act like herpes, and three tests have come back negative? Oh and most (60-90 ) people in the USA have been exposed to HSV-1, so if you’re tested positive for it and the condition you’re concerned about turns out to be something else entirely don’t worry you’re not alone. For example, touching a lesion with your fingers then rubbing your eyes could spread the virus to your eyes. There are three main laboratory methods to diagnose the virus: culture, PCR, and blood tests for antibodies, although false negative results are possible.
Not Herpes, But What Could It Have Been?
Herpes tests can be wrong, but it is much more common for them to give a false negative (because we are swabbing a herpes sore that is already healing up), than for the test to give a false positive. You could do this with your doctor, or at any STI clinic.). TheBody.com fills you in on the topic, herpes and hiv negative, with a wealth of fact sheets, expert advice, community perspective, the latest news/research, and much more. Bumps,swollen glands in neck and groin plus bumps with pus, than weird stools i was tested for gonnorhea, syphillis, herpes all negative than hiv four months later could it be something else another std?? Read more. A few days after I took the blood test, I received a call for my gyno. Other people can have outbreaks and mistake them for something else, such as insect bites, razor burn, jock itch, or ingrown hair follicles. You may even want to contact your gynecologist and inquire if the test you took could distinguish between Type 1 and Type 2 herpes. Is there anything else I should know? A mother and newborn may be tested for HSV when a baby shows signs of HSV infection, such as meningitis or skin lesions that could be caused by the herpes virus. A negative test result indicates that the herpes simplex virus was not isolated but does not definitely rule out the presence of virus. You do not carry herpes; you contract herpes from someone else or something. I have had HSV1 cold sores on my lips all my life; HSVII was negative. I would repeat the Herpes Select Test that you had, as that will answer your question. My symptoms seem very similar to herpes, but I got two separate swab tests at the peak of two outbreaks and both came back negative. Tested Negative for Herpes Twice but I don’t know what else it could be.
What No One Ever Tells You About Genital Herpes: My Personal Experience
I was really surprised when my tests came back positive for BOTH HSV-1 AND HSV-2 (the genital kind). I’ve never had any sores anywhere else. BTW, after I separated from my husband I got tested and I’m still negative for HSV2. If you’ve had symptoms of oral herpes, that could account for both types. I’m just so worried that I would pass this on to someone else and I don’t ever want to do that. The skin test came back negative for HSV-2 (I don’t think an HSV-1 test was done) but the blood test came back positive for both HSV-1 and HSV-2 (Herpeselect type specific IGG tests).