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I got tested for both kind herpes An show neg. But have systoms what can it be?

I got tested for both kind herpes An show neg. But have systoms what can it be?

Why?: Why this test? If you hope for any kind of answer you must describe precisely whatever symptoms prompted the test. Note that if you have acute herpes for the first time the diagnosis cannot be made with a blood test because it will not turn pos for 2 or 3 weeks. Ask the Dr who ordered the test to explain what you have. ...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


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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

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I got tested postive for herpes and my partner got tested negative when should he go get tested again. There any way that he can catch it.

I got tested postive for herpes and my partner got tested negative when should he go get tested again. There any way that he can catch it.

Test during outbreak: Herpes is most commonly transmitted through sexual intercourse. The tests for herpes aren't perfect. They are most sensitive during an outbreak. If your partner isn't having an outbreak, the test may be negative, even though he is a carrier of the virus. If you have only ever had one sexual partner, that is probably where you caught it. If you have had more than one, its hard to know. ...Read more

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I’ve been tested for herpes twice. My results came back negative both times but still dealing with irritation.?

I’ve been tested for herpes twice. My results came back negative both times but still dealing with irritation.?

Herpes II: The only confirmatory test for herpes II is a blood test to see if antibodies to the virus are present. If that was done, and was negative, the "irritation" may be coming from another type of infectious process. See your gyn provider for an exam and culture. ...Read more

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Recently got tested for herpes came back negative number lesions are turning yellow with the white Rim is that normal

Recently got tested for herpes came back negative number lesions are turning yellow with the white Rim is that normal

Need more info: Sorry, can't say anything without more information. Is this the first such lesions, or recurrent? If first, how long from onset until test? Were the lesions tested for herpes by culture or DNA testing (PCR), or was it a blood test? Other symptoms like fever, enlarged lymph nods? Are the lesions oral or genital? If genital, have you had a new sexual exposure, or partner with known herpes? ...Read more

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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

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I was tested positive for herpes two days ago but my partner is negative and my symptoms were more like chancroid, could that be a misdiagnosis?

Not likely: Chancroid has same presentation as herpes except it causes by bacteria instead of virus like herpes. If your doctor did culture or blood tests then it is not likeky a misdiagnosis. Call and discuss with your doctor aboput your concern. ...Read more

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I tested positive for herpes II IgG on june, I got tested again in august and it came back negative, am I positive or negative? No symptoms here.

I tested positive for herpes II IgG on june, I got tested again in august and it came back negative, am I positive or negative? No symptoms here.

Herpes Two: The right answer, and I am sorry if your doctor did not offer this, is to have a 'western blot' test for herpes. I often send for a 'confirmatory' western blot test when the antibody titers are very close to 'negative' on herpes type two screening tests. ...Read more

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How can I have herpes 1 and my 3 year parnter always use condoms not. Was tested last year and was neg but this year positive. His results negative?

How can I have herpes 1 and my 3 year parnter always use condoms not. Was tested last year and was neg but this year positive. His results negative?

Herpes 1: Unlike herpes 2, herpes 1 is generally not considered an std. It is a common infection with about 70-90% of the world being positive by antibody testing. Herpes 1 can be acquired through casual contact. It can be transmitted sexually as well if someone with oral cold sores performs oral sex. ...Read more

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I don't have herpes I've been tested 3 times and 2 of the times were in the last two months I am neg for herpes but have little white dots not pimple?

I don't have herpes I've been tested 3 times and 2 of the times were in the last two months I am neg for herpes but have little white dots not pimple?

Fordyce's spots: Is likely what you have. There are other benign "little white dots not pimple" conditions that can be seen on the genitalia. You did not mention if these are on the shaft, glans, scrotum, etc. Important to rule our other std's such as hpv (genital warts). ...Read more

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If I tested negative for HPV and syphilis could I have herpes?

If I tested negative for HPV and syphilis could I have herpes?

Yes: Negative tests for hpv and syphilis do nothing to exclude herpes in your system, but whether it is sympotmatic or not would need more info. ...Read more

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Keep getting sores around vagina, but I've tested negative for herpes, what could this be?

Keep getting sores around vagina, but I've tested negative for herpes, what could this be?

Tricky: Dermatologic conditions are difficult when not seen.
I can say that many herpes tests are not very good. The antibody test, and growing the virus could miss a large percent of the people with the virus. Looking for the particular viral DNA or protein are much better tests, but still have to get the right time when the virus is popping out or the test is negative (and sore lasts longer than virus) ...Read more

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Recieved oral sex. Tested for syph, Gonn, and Chla. All neg. Dr. said HIV is not a risk, and no testing for herpes without symptoms. Should I worry or no?

Recieved oral sex. Tested for syph, Gonn, and Chla. All neg. Dr. said HIV is not a risk, and no testing for herpes without symptoms. Should I worry or no?

Receptive Oral: Your doctor is absolutely correct. There is no HIV risk. ZERO. Herpes is tested by blood. So, that one part of the story does not make much sense. But, 75% of Americans have oral herpes already and cannot get it again. So, receptive oral sex is often very unlikely to be a risk for herpes simplex. ...Read more

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I went to the doctor to get tested for herpes, it came back negative. The doc said she doesn't believe the results were correct, what should I assume?

I went to the doctor to get tested for herpes, it came back negative. The doc said she doesn't believe the results were correct, what should I assume?

Diagnosing herpes: If your doctor is experienced with herpes and remains suspicious, you may have it despite negative test. The herpes tests aren't perfect and can miss it, especially a swab test for culture or DNA testing, if the sore is starting to heal. OTOH, even the top herpes experts often have trouble based only on examining an outbreak. Have a blood test to check for both HSV1 and HSV2. Good luck! ...Read more

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I tested negative for herpes IgM and negative for IgG 2 months after my last possible exposure. Is there a possibility that it could be too late to d?

I tested negative for herpes IgM and negative for IgG 2 months after my last possible exposure. Is there a possibility that it could be too late to d?

3 months: If you have been tested 3 months after your potential exposure then you did not acquire the infection and the tests are reliable ...Read more

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If I had a negative herpes blood test at three weeks and seven weeks is it possible I still could have hsv-1?

If I had a negative herpes blood test at three weeks and seven weeks is it possible I still could have hsv-1?

Sure: If you just caught it after the last blood test, you would have herpes-1 now, but a negative last blood test. Herpes-1 is commonly found in people by the time they become adults. It is common enough that it is considered normal to have herpes-1 oral herpes. Usually, there is not a reason to repeated tests for herpes-1 unless a person is worried about catching it on his genitals via oral sex. ...Read more

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What happens when genital herpes go untreated in a 7 year old child tested negative but have all the symptoms?

What happens when genital herpes go untreated in a 7 year old child tested negative but have all the symptoms?

Nothing happens: A normal, healthy child who has a genital rash and tests negative for Herpes simplex will be rid of the rash soon. The doctor can help with some creams, if the rash doesn't go away quickly. If the child tests positive for herpes, nothing happens if the child is not treated. Herpes in normal people goes away without treatment. The doctor can help with treatment, only if herpes keeps coming back. ...Read more

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Small white bump on bottom lip. No pain. It has been present for 2 weeks. Tested negative for herpes 7 months after last sexual contact.?

Small white bump on bottom lip. No pain. It has been present for 2 weeks. Tested negative for herpes 7 months after last sexual contact.?

Not herpes: Herpes doesn't behave at all liks this. Sounds like a small cyst, pimple, etc. Herpes lesions never look the same for as long as 2 weeks. Within a few days it would change from red bump to blister to pimple to open sore to scab, and by now would probably be healed entirely. See a doctor if you remain concerned, but in the meantime you needn't be worried about herpes. ...Read more

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Tested negative for herpes culture test but have symptoms, any other test that I can take that is more accurate? I've had a sore for over 4 months

Tested negative for herpes culture test but have symptoms, any other test that I can take that is more accurate? I've had a sore for over 4 months

Sore: Most herpes sores would have resolved on their own by now, which suggests the sore may have a different cause. Consider a blood test for herpes (both HSV1 and HSV2), as well testing for syphilis (RPR), and other STIs like HIV and Hepatitis. Have a doctor examine the sore. ...Read more