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herpes exposure.

The last time I had a herpes panel was 11/2015 and it was negative. I slept with one person last year and did not have a problem. I am with a new partner now and we have been sexually active for about 6 months now. We have had unprotected sex in the past and have regular protected sex. We had unprotected sex again on August 9th which I started feeling pain and nausea the following few days. I was having back pain and had the chills so I went to the urgent care Aug 12th. I did a urine test and I tested positive for group b strep. I started noticing blisters on my vagina then followed up with my obgyn the next day. I had a slight fever of 99.3, chills, swollen pelvic lymph nodes that hurt to the touch and burning since I had cuts, blisters, and ulcers. She did a culture on the sores and popped them. It came back positive for HSV2. She prescribed me aciclovir and zovirax cream to help and the sores went away by August 23rd but I still felt funny after but the dr did not see any visible sores. On the 23rd I did blood tests and these were my results: I have had 3 or 4 doctors confirm that I have recently been exposed to genital herpes and that this is a new infection. I have never had an outbreak before and my body reacted crazy to the exposure. I am a chronic hives patient since I was 8 years old so I know my body reacts quickly to foreign exposures. I just want to get an opinion from those who have herpes and medical experts what you think about my lab results.

                   HSV 1/2 AB (IGM), IFA W/RFL TO TITER    

HSV 1 IGM SCREEN -  Positive              HSV 2 IGM SCREEN  - Positive
HSV 1 IGM TITER    >=1:320                  HSV 2 IGM TITER    >=1:320        (negative is <1:20)

                                     HSV 1/2 IGG,TYPE SPECIFIC AB


1.09          Positive
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Sorry, When I first noticed the blisters it was Aug 15th. She also diagnosed me with bacterial vaginosis which did not go away for at least 3 weeks after. I did  a follow-up for bv yesterday just to make sure it was gone.
15249123 tn?1478652475
Your swab test was positive so there really was no reason to get the bloodtests. Your flu like symptoms also would point to a new infection. What exactly do you want to know about the lab redults?
@feelingundone I just wanted to know if the guy that I am dating now was the person who gave it to me. I have never had this before. The doctors said since my igm and igg was positive for hsv2 that means its a new infection. She said yes your body can produce igg in 2 weeks.
15249123 tn?1478652475
Igm is really not reliable and yes you can get a positive igg at two weeks. You can ask him to test. That should really put things into perspective. Like i said your symptoms were classic for a  primary outbreak
@feelingundone oh ok thanks yes my igm was negative my last testing and has always been negative. I am going to try and talk to him since its been almost 2 months that I found out. It's hard to face my fears
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