I just received my first ever positive result. Over labor day weekend 2017 I came down with a severe throat infection leading to severe swelling which was treated with steroids as well as multiple courses of antibiotics unsuccessfully- then after 2-3 weeks, everything disappeared without a trace. There was severe throat swelling as long as ulcers all over my soft palate. I went to my PCP who is also ID, and my blood work for him has only returned positive for Epstein Barr in the past with a value of 549. They were unable to say when I was infected with mononucleosis or EBV. Neither he or a second opinion I received by way of an infectious disease HIV/STD specialist seemed to think there was a potential for it to be Herpes by appearance when I asked and both suggested I see an ENT. Went to the ENT doctor and he positively identified it as a varicella-zoster viral infection, and said it would disappear after approximately 14 days, which it did.
However, after ending my relationship due to my significant others inability to remain faithful, I went and decided to do a full panel test. EVERYTHING was negative-except for the HSV section. I'm hoping you could tell me if its something I need to be concerned about, or maybe just false positives from the EBV or varicella.
My results were as follows:
HSV 1(IgG), Type-spec AB 26.50 H - written in red
HSV 2(IgG), Type-spec AB <0.90 - written in green
HSV 1 IgM Screen Positive - written in red
HSV 2 IgM Screen Positive - written in red
HSV 1 IgM Titer 1:40 - written in red
HSV 2 IgM Titer 1:20 - written in red
I'm told HSV are notoriously inaccurate. I have my ex currently awaiting repeat test results, do you think these results could be due to whatever the ailment was the hit my throat back in september? Or should I be concerned since that illness occurred 2 weeks after meeting my ex that he transmitted it to me?
HELP! IM LOSING IT!!!