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I was recently exposed to herpes and Chlamydia (April 9th) I waited 3+ weeks to get tested. Negative for Chlamydia, positive ith HSV 1 (5.0iG) negative for hsv 2 (<.10iG). I retested a few days after a month. This time my HSV 1 was 13.4 (positive) and my HSV 2 was <.90iGDoes this mean I am hsv 2 positive? The guy said he was positive, then that his doctor said he doesn't have herpes and can have unprotected sex. That he had a past exposure
Exposure is infection. The guy is either lying or his doctor really has an outdated understanding of the herpes virus. There is no such thing as immunity to hsv. There is no such thing as "getting over" hsv. If you are exposed, then the virus sets up in your nerve cells forever. You may never have an outbreak or you may have mild symptoms or none at all such that you never realize you are positive. You will remain contagious at some level forever, even on anti-virals. DNA PCR test is the most reliable test as it will reveal even partial virus dna strands shed from the nerves. Even this isn't 100% since you will not always be shedding. Almost everyone is exposed to hsv1 and/or hsv2 at some point in their life, so you can assume that almost everyone harbors herpes virus in some form.