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Help me ... i am very confused about my herpes status

Hi ,
i hope i will find an answer here,
6 mounth ago i did general std tests and the doctor also gave me an hsv1 and hsv2 igg elisa test .
hsv1 came positive , i have cold sores on lips sometime .
but what freak me out was hsv-2 low positive result.
i never had any symptomes.
i retest the elisa igg test after 4 weeks and still no change... low positive.
unfortunetly i dont have WB test in my country.
So i decided to do another hsv igg test but this time it was herpeselect immunoblot
i did it 152 days after first test and it was negative for hsv2 .
can i trust this test,
Am i hsv2 negative ?

thank you
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If you did have HSV, the result will NEVER go from a positive to a negative.

If you tested positive with a low result, it is MOST LIKELY A false positive. And 152 days is quiet enough time for your body to build antibodies and show up in the IGg blood test.

The intake from this is,
You spent enough time for your body to build antibodies and show up in the test, and nothing showed up.

You can never go from a positive to a negative if you really had HSV.

CDC does not recommend testing for HSV2 only in case of presence of lesions because the statistics of how common False Positives for this test is insane.

You have nothing to worry about, I have been there. Please be safe and carry on with your life.

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thank you so much for your detailed answer .
i have to accepct the immunoblot negative answer and move on .
again thank you very much
I agree. The immunoblot test is a different kind of test, and just what you needed for this. It's negative, so you can move on. :)

thank you :)
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