Top
30
Doctor insights on: Can You Have Herpes And Test Negative

Share
1

1
Is herpes bad? Can I test positive and mh partner negative?

Is herpes bad? Can I test positive and mh partner negative?

Sort of: Herpes in both forms (oral & genital) itself is manageable for most patients with meds. Gential herpes can be very painful during an outbreak but other times not an issue. You can pass it to your partner even without active lesions but some people seem to not get it as easily so your partner can remain negative. Remember, you are not bad because you have it, but you should let partners know. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


2

2
What could cause herpes like sores. But yet test negative. For herpes?

What could cause herpes like sores. But yet test negative. For herpes?

Many many things: Well first. Hundreds of types of viruses. Local mechanical trauma, electrical and thermal burns, chemical injury, irradiation, aphthous stomatitis, infection and drug induced. Its a very long differential diagnosis. ...Read more

3

3
If your herpes test is negative does that mean you are negative for hs1 and hs2?

If your herpes test is negative does that mean you are negative for hs1 and hs2?

Depends: It depends on what the test was for. If the test was a pcr for hsv genetic material, it just means you don't see it in the bloodstream; it's not very useful ruling out the infection. If it is an antibody test, then you need to see if both hsv1 and hsv2 were tested; all that test means is exposure at some point in time to hsv. ...Read more

4

4
How accurate are type specific herpes tests? What are my chances of false negatives?

How accurate are type specific herpes tests? What are my chances of false negatives?

PCR is the best test: Serologic blood tests for antibodies can differentiate HSV-1 from HSV-2. However, if this is a recent infection it may take several weeks for serology to be (+) for HSV.

Culture of the lesions will usually be (+) if you have a blister or ulceration due to HSV, but can give false negative results.

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests for HSV DNA and is much more sensitive (few false negatives) ...Read more

6

6
When u get tested for stud and came out negative does that mean you don't have herpes as well or is it a separate test?

When u get tested for stud and came out negative does that mean you don't have herpes as well or is it a separate test?

Depends: You need to ask what was tested. Sometimes your doctor only tests for some of the STDs. Herpes frequently isn't tested unless you are having symptoms. Each STD has a different test. Some are tested by drawing blood and some by getting cultures of the cervix. Best wishes! ...Read more

8

8
If herpes is dormant in your body will you test negative?

If herpes is dormant in your body will you test negative?

Depends: That depends on the test. A blood test will remain positive but a veal culture will be positive only with active infection. ...Read more

9

9
If a herpes culture/test is negative, how accurate is that result?

If a herpes culture/test is negative, how accurate is that result?

Depends on timing: False negatives can occur, especially if the ulcer is cultured too late, after healing has already begun. False negatives are less likely to occur when the culture is taken from an intact vessicle (blister) that has been opened for the purpose of the culture, or from a very fresh ulcer. ...Read more

11

11
Neg herpes test 4months post exposure. What is the chance it would be neg due to IgG levels being low if I was having a recurrence?

Neg herpes test 4months post exposure. What is the chance it would be neg due to IgG levels being low if I was having a recurrence?

No: Do you mean your total igg level being low or just to the hsv? If total igg is normal, then a low anti-hsv igg likely means that you have had no recent exposure. ...Read more

13

13
Why do I test positive to herpes type 2 and my partner to test negative?

Why do I test positive to herpes type 2 and my partner to test negative?

Contagious but...: Herpes is a contagious std which is at its most contagious when you have active lesions. When lesions are not present, the disease can still be contagious but less so. Things that can reduce the odds of spreading to your partner are avoiding sex with active lesions, using anti-viral suppressive meds daily (your doc can help with this) and condoms, but nothing is perfect. Try www. Herpes. Org for info. ...Read more

14

14
If 2 partners test negative for herpes by a blood test is it 100% true they do not have it?

If 2 partners test negative for herpes by a blood test is it 100% true they do not have it?

Not really: The labs aren't 100% sensitive or specific. But if neither partner has had symptoms, there's no reason to believe the couple is infected. Wondering why you ask. Best wishes. ...Read more

18

18
Me and my boyfriend both got tested for herpes after sleeping with each other. His test came back positive and mine came back negative. How?

Me and my boyfriend both got tested for herpes after sleeping with each other. His test came back positive and mine came back negative. How?

This is very common: When one person in a couple has genital herpes due to type 2 herpes simplex virus (HSV2), It's transmitted less than once for every 100 episodes of unproteced vaginal sex, maybe only 1 in 1, 000. Even lower for HSV1. So it's very common for one person to test positive (from a past relationship) and the other to be negative. Speak together with doctor about how to prevent future transmission. ...Read more

20

20
I had herpes type 1 and 2 test which came negative. After 2 months I have itchy and mild testical pain. I'm worried any one please tell me what is wrong?

I had herpes type 1 and 2 test which came negative. After 2 months I have itchy and mild testical pain. I'm worried any one please tell me what is wrong?

Unrelated: The tests are likely unrelated to your symptoms. Take testicular pain seriously and get evaluated by your primary care doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

21

21
Negative herpes culture and blood tests; pretty accurate?

Negative herpes culture and blood tests; pretty accurate?

Likely OK.: I don't know what your history is but if you had/have a herpes infection, you likely would have noticed skin lesions that could be irritating at some point in time. Many times there can be no symptoms but if you have this there would be some kind of outbreak at some point in time. The tests include tzank prep. Of scrapings that show giant cells, cultures are pos. In 48-96 h, elisa+pcr are great. ...Read more

22

22
How come my hsv-2 (herpes 2) test say there was some HSV found yet the test was negative?

How come my hsv-2 (herpes 2) test say there was some HSV found yet the test was negative?

Test specificity: A patient may test negative for hsv-2 yet be positive for hsv-1, hence still having a positive hsv test. ...Read more

23

23
Why would 5 herpes test come back negative then1 come bback positive when I was pregnant?

Why would 5 herpes test come back negative then1 come bback positive when I was pregnant?

You tell us: Why would anyone have six herpes tests? There has to be more to this story. Your question is missing significant content. ...Read more

24

24
Why did my hsv-2 (herpes 2) test say there was some HSV found, yet the test was negative?

Why did my hsv-2 (herpes 2) test say there was some HSV found, yet the test was negative?

Doesn't make sense: If there was only one test, this doesn't make sense. Clarify the test result with your doctor. The only possibility might be if two different tests were done. If you have a new HSV-2 infection, you might have had a positive culture or PCR test from a herpes sore, but a negative blood test. It takes several weeks for the blood tests to turn positive. ...Read more

25

25
Can people test negative of herpes by blood test if there isn't an outbreak at the moment?

Can people test negative of herpes by blood test if there isn't an outbreak at the moment?

No: Blood test is not dependent on the presence of an outbreak. If you were infected with herpes, the virus persists in the body, with or without outbreaks and the blood test is positive. ...Read more

26

26
Is it possible for herpes culture and blood test to be wrong? I received negative for both...

Is it possible for herpes culture and blood test to be wrong? I received negative for both...

Not exactly: It is not so much the blood test is wrong, as it might be too early after infection to show up. Culture only positive if "catches" the organism to grow. There are a couple of types of herpes (hsv1/hsv2) as well. Usual to repeat blood work after 3-6 months if equivocal results. ...Read more

27

27
A hsv 1 test came out as value positive and standard range negative. Does this person have herpes?

HSV1 positive: Yes. That result means the person is infected with HSV type 1. This is normal; about half of all adults are infected. Most have no symptoms of herpes. If you have no symptoms, it isn't something to worry about. ...Read more

28

28
My doc said he was testing me for "both types" of herpes. They called and said both were negative. Was this a type specific test?

My doc said he was testing me for "both types" of herpes. They called and said both were negative. Was this a type specific test?

What is the question: ??? Why this test? Do you have a suspicious lesion or symptoms? Have you been exposed to a person known to carry herpes? If you have ACUTE symptoms, less than 2 weeks, it may be too early for a positive blood test. Blood negative for both indicates that you do not carry either herpes virus unless it is a very recent infection. ...Read more

29

29
What are odds of false negative for herpes blood test if sexually inactive for a year but have some common symptoms? Test was. 63.

What are odds of false negative for herpes blood test if sexually inactive for a year but have some common symptoms? Test was. 63.

1 to 4: 25% of people in this country have herpes, but 90% don't know it.
False negative tests from labs these days is rare.
If you have herpes simplex I (2/3 are oral) then this is a very common problem -- cold sores.
If you have hsv ii (2/3 are genital), then you may have more prolonged/painful lesions that require valtrex/acyclovir treatment. Herpes is forever. This blood test tells you your history. ...Read more