Two strains of herpes exist, HSV-1 and HSV-2. Of the two, I had tested positive for genital herpes, HSV-2 with an index value of 2.0 (Any index value above 1. WebMD explains the tests used to accurately diagnose genital herpes. If you test positive, but your risk for getting the virus is low, you may need to be tested again. Genital Herpes Screening – STD Information from CDC. In addition, these tests can be expensive; false positive test results may occur in some persons with a low likelihood of infection; and the diagnosis may have adverse psychological effects for some people.
The accurate herpes blood tests detect IgG antibodies. However, since most cases of genital herpes are caused by HSV-2, a positive result for type-2 antibodies most likely indicates genital herpes. 24 My 27 M girlfriend 22F of 11 months just tested positive for genital herpes. 60 I 22/F snooped on my BF 18/M of one-year, found incriminating evidence. I’ve always specified that I also want to be tested for HSV 1 and 2 and HPV. The bloodtest would reflect systemic exposure to the virus, not just genital.
Suffolk County Community CollegeCollege Course Syllabus for BIO132I. Course Title: Anatomy and Physiology IIII. Catalog Description:Basic principles of the structure and function of the human body are discussed in depth for each of the organ systems.