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Conflicting Herpes Tests

Let me preface this by saying that I have a history of anxiety and depression, so I’m sure that is just adding fuel to the fire of what I’m going through. She did a culture test on the sore, and also (I think) did an IgG blood test. My culture came back positive for herpes. When I asked my doctor what type I had, she replied type doesn’t matter, you have genital herpes.

In Nov 2014, I got tested for herpes. The test, done through Public Health Ontario, was an ELISA test kit manufactured by Euroimmun Diagnostics (Germany) , was not type-specific, and was labelled as Herpes Simplex Virus IgG EIA on my test results.

Conflicting Test Results & Unsure Symptoms

Dr Hatchette has no conflicts of interest to declare. Herpes Simplex Eye Infections- There are two types of herpes simplex virus (HSV). About 2+ years ago, I had a blood test for HSV which indicated I was + for HSV2. I’m fairly certain it was an Hgg test as it gave me numbers for both HSV1 and HSV2.

IgM tests for herpes are highly unreliable for the diagnosis of herpes virus infections and should never be ordered (the FDA doesn’t prevent companies from offering bad tests, just doesn’t approve them). Since the PHI test applied solely to synonymous sites revealed a high statistical probability of recombination, we suggest as a novel finding that homologous recombination is, as reported earlier for HSV-1 and varicella-zoster virus, a prominent feature in the evolution of HSV-2. Conflicting signals (i. e, phylogenetically incompatible sites) may be explained either by recombination or by parallel mutations (i. A qualified medical practitioner can help provide an accurate diagnosis, testing, and discuss suitable treatment options. In light of the fact that there is ongoing scientific research, evolving developments in medical theory and treatments, and much conflicting information about Herpes in the media and elsewhere, it is also advisable to continue personal research on any and all aspects of HSV that pertain to each individual’s situation. For those of you who are familiar with HSV 2, could you tell me if it is common to test positive than negative then positive again? I am at a loss on what to do. Yes people an can have conflicting test results with igg HSV tests. Herpes zoster (also called shingles) is becoming more common as the population ages. While data are conflicting, there is recent evidence of a rise in cases of herpes zoster related to widespread varicella vaccination in children. The diagnosis of herpes zoster is usually clinical, with laboratory tests reserved for more atypical cases. On the hotline, I get many calls from people testing positive for HSV-2 yet who have never noticed any symptoms. Mostly, people want to know more about treatment options, available diagnostic tests, or clarification about conflicting HSV information.

Understanding Blood Tests For Herpes

Laboratory tests include culture of the virus, direct fluorescent antibody (DFA) studies to detect virus, skin biopsy, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to test for presence of viral DNA and serology assays to detect the presence of antibodies the blood that react against the virus. There are conflicting reports about the effectiveness of extracts from the plant echinacea in treating herpes infections, suggesting a possible benefit for treating oral, but not genital, herpes. Abstract. Serological tests for herpes simplex virus (HSV) that can accurately distinguish between HSV-1 and HSV-2 are now commercially available. There is conflicting evidence that antiviral therapy during the acute phase prevents postherpetic neuralgia. Table 1 lists the accuracy of diagnostic testing for herpes zoster. 6. Genital Herpes 1 Vs 2 you have to get herpes testing done to treat this condition. Sometimes the results can be conflicting wherein the patient may experience symptoms but the test may be negative. HSV-2 suppression with aciclovir and HIV transmission: further conflicting data from randomised studies. This is likely due to HSV-2 lesions being more frequent and severe in HIV-positive persons, leading to increased HIV shedding, and to HSV-2 causing genital ulcers that increase susceptibility to HIV infection in HIV-negative persons. Syphilis, gonorrhoea and chlamydia were tested for at baseline and treated as needed. Serological screening tests for genital herpes can detect prior infection with HSV in asymptomatic persons, and new type-specific serological tests can differentiate between HSV-1 and HSV-2 exposure (these tests cannot differentiate between oral vs genital herpes exposure) ; however, given the natural history of genital herpes, there is limited evidence to guide clinical intervention in those asymptomatic persons who have positive serological test results. Evidence that the service is effective is lacking, of poor quality, or conflicting and the balance of benefits and harms cannot be determined. Also, the antibody test misses about 1-2 of 10 infections with HSV 1, so that could also be going on. I know that I do have to just move on from it with the uncertainty and conflicting results and part of this I guess had been contacting your services to guide me. Herpes experts H. Hunter Handsfield, MD, and Kees Reitmeijer, MD, PhD, explain the types of herpes tests available, what tests are preferred for those with or without symptoms, and what test to avoid.

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Conflicting Herpes Tests

Let me preface this by saying that I have a history of anxiety and depression, so I’m sure that is just adding fuel to the fire of what I’m going through. She did a culture test on the sore, and also (I think) did an IgG blood test. My culture came back positive for herpes. When I asked my doctor what type I had, she replied type doesn’t matter, you have genital herpes.

In Nov 2014, I got tested for herpes. The test, done through Public Health Ontario, was an ELISA test kit manufactured by Euroimmun Diagnostics (Germany) , was not type-specific, and was labelled as Herpes Simplex Virus IgG EIA on my test results.

Conflicting Test Results & Unsure Symptoms

Dr Hatchette has no conflicts of interest to declare. Herpes Simplex Eye Infections- There are two types of herpes simplex virus (HSV). About 2+ years ago, I had a blood test for HSV which indicated I was + for HSV2. I’m fairly certain it was an Hgg test as it gave me numbers for both HSV1 and HSV2.

IgM tests for herpes are highly unreliable for the diagnosis of herpes virus infections and should never be ordered (the FDA doesn’t prevent companies from offering bad tests, just doesn’t approve them). Since the PHI test applied solely to synonymous sites revealed a high statistical probability of recombination, we suggest as a novel finding that homologous recombination is, as reported earlier for HSV-1 and varicella-zoster virus, a prominent feature in the evolution of HSV-2. Conflicting signals (i. e, phylogenetically incompatible sites) may be explained either by recombination or by parallel mutations (i. A qualified medical practitioner can help provide an accurate diagnosis, testing, and discuss suitable treatment options. In light of the fact that there is ongoing scientific research, evolving developments in medical theory and treatments, and much conflicting information about Herpes in the media and elsewhere, it is also advisable to continue personal research on any and all aspects of HSV that pertain to each individual’s situation. For those of you who are familiar with HSV 2, could you tell me if it is common to test positive than negative then positive again? I am at a loss on what to do. Yes people an can have conflicting test results with igg HSV tests. Herpes zoster (also called shingles) is becoming more common as the population ages. While data are conflicting, there is recent evidence of a rise in cases of herpes zoster related to widespread varicella vaccination in children. The diagnosis of herpes zoster is usually clinical, with laboratory tests reserved for more atypical cases. On the hotline, I get many calls from people testing positive for HSV-2 yet who have never noticed any symptoms. Mostly, people want to know more about treatment options, available diagnostic tests, or clarification about conflicting HSV information.

Understanding Blood Tests For Herpes

Laboratory tests include culture of the virus, direct fluorescent antibody (DFA) studies to detect virus, skin biopsy, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to test for presence of viral DNA and serology assays to detect the presence of antibodies the blood that react against the virus. There are conflicting reports about the effectiveness of extracts from the plant echinacea in treating herpes infections, suggesting a possible benefit for treating oral, but not genital, herpes. Abstract. Serological tests for herpes simplex virus (HSV) that can accurately distinguish between HSV-1 and HSV-2 are now commercially available. There is conflicting evidence that antiviral therapy during the acute phase prevents postherpetic neuralgia. Table 1 lists the accuracy of diagnostic testing for herpes zoster. 6. Genital Herpes 1 Vs 2 you have to get herpes testing done to treat this condition. Sometimes the results can be conflicting wherein the patient may experience symptoms but the test may be negative. HSV-2 suppression with aciclovir and HIV transmission: further conflicting data from randomised studies. This is likely due to HSV-2 lesions being more frequent and severe in HIV-positive persons, leading to increased HIV shedding, and to HSV-2 causing genital ulcers that increase susceptibility to HIV infection in HIV-negative persons. Syphilis, gonorrhoea and chlamydia were tested for at baseline and treated as needed. Serological screening tests for genital herpes can detect prior infection with HSV in asymptomatic persons, and new type-specific serological tests can differentiate between HSV-1 and HSV-2 exposure (these tests cannot differentiate between oral vs genital herpes exposure) ; however, given the natural history of genital herpes, there is limited evidence to guide clinical intervention in those asymptomatic persons who have positive serological test results. Evidence that the service is effective is lacking, of poor quality, or conflicting and the balance of benefits and harms cannot be determined. Also, the antibody test misses about 1-2 of 10 infections with HSV 1, so that could also be going on. I know that I do have to just move on from it with the uncertainty and conflicting results and part of this I guess had been contacting your services to guide me. Herpes experts H. Hunter Handsfield, MD, and Kees Reitmeijer, MD, PhD, explain the types of herpes tests available, what tests are preferred for those with or without symptoms, and what test to avoid.

Resources

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