I went to my OBGYN on 11/2/2012 to be tested for STD's because I was concerned about my general health after having unprotected sex. I received a phone call on 11/6/12 from my doctor's office indicating that the bloodwork done came back positive for HSV 2. And that was it. No information, no counseling, no follow up appointment, no anything!
I'm super confused right now, and internet researching as much as I can, which is leaving me even more confused. I've had no symptoms other than having a couple of yeast infections over the course of the last few months.
Do I go see another doc to get a second opinion? Do I go to a specialist who can give me the information that I need and answer my questions? If so, what type of specialist???? I live in the Atlanta area, so I feel like I have access to tons of resources; I just need to be pointed in the right direction.View Thread
When I made a follow up phone call to my doctor's office, they indicated that the 2.64 result was indicative of recent exposure. I've only had one partner since April 2012, and our last "visit" was August 18. My testing was performed on November 2. Would the timing support the doctor's statement that the exposure is recent, and that accounts for the low positive? If I go back again in a month, or two months, would I expect to see the HSV2 IGG number increase? I'm a little unclear about the importance/relevance of the HSV2 IGG values, outside of the lab interpretation that my number is in the positive range.
Prior to my most recent partner, I was in a monogamous relationship for 5 years. Had I acquired HSV2 during that time, would the IGG number still be as low as it is now?
I have communicated with my friend, and made him aware of my diagnosis, and he is going to be tested. He feels very strongly that I didn't catch "it" from him, because he has "never had anything." But from everything I'm reading, not everyone gets an outbreak, so it is possible to not know. I'm pointing the blame finger at myself, because I'm a grown woman and shouldn't have taken stupid chances, but I'm almost hyper focused at this point on knowing where it came from, because I obviously want that person to be aware.View Thread