can a herpes test tell you when and how long someone has herpes.
If you think that you have herpes and have a blood test that identifies the herpes virus but you have no antibodies in your blood then you know that it is a new infection. If you have antibodies then it is not a new infection. I think it takes about 4 months to develop the antibodies and then your MD can tell of it's herpes 1 or 2.
when your blood is drawn to identify herpes do they automatiic look for the antibodies or do you have to ask them to? Because I ask my doctor could they tell me with I contracted herpes and she said no but the blood test came back positive for herpes type 2 and negative for herpes type 1?
The herpes blood test for 1 & 2 are not part of the STD panel. Odd isn't it, since herpes is the number one STD. You must specifically ask your doctor to do the blood test for HSV1 and HSV2.
No, it can't unless you were recently infected. It takes about six to eight weeks after infection before it shows up.
ok here is the situation. I contacted herpes after being with my ex husband after one night. three day later i thought I had a urine infections, little did i know it was herpes until I went to the doctors. He was the last person I had a sexual relationship with so I know i got it from him. there has been no other person in my live other them him. So again my question is could the test tell me that I was infected with in those few day of getting herpes.
If this happened within six weeks aga, if you got tested; it would show negative. You would know that you were just infected. Years ago I was with a cowardly person who denied having any STDs knowing he had herpes. He believed (a MD ) or alleged (lied) that he was aymtpmatic (no evidence of the virus) and could not infect me. He then tried to convince me that I had sex outside of the relatinsonship or always had it before admitting he had herpes. A girlfireind whose husband would have a strange sore abo e his buttock infected her during the 7th year of their marriage.
My guess is that your ex-husband contacted it since you broke up and didn't tell you. He would test postive for the virus if infected after six to eight weeks. Because you are not married and he didn't disclose herpes (you can supena his medical records), you may wish to take civil action aginst for damages. Checkout these websites: http://www.oshmanlaw.com/personal_injury/sexually-transmitted-diseases-std.html; http://www.legalzoom.com/lawsuits-settlements/personal-injury/can-you-sue-over-transmission and http://www.legalzoom.com/lawsuits-settlements/personal-injury/can-you-sue-over-transmission.
Unofrtunately, ther is no cure for herpes and you put any uninfected partner at risk of getting herpes.
Please feel free to contact me at anytime through this site if I can be of service to you or attorney. Good luck to you. I wish I would have done the same; however, I didn't realize one could take civil action until it was too late. While someone may try convince herpes is not a big deal or the cost of Acyclovir is not that much, it is a virus with a great social stigma and highly contagious. I can't risk another person's health (I have frequent outbreaks due to a weakend immune system) or risk my health any further than I aready have. With only 1 out of 9 men are infected with herpes, I am resigned to live without another relationship. There is no money in the world, that can fix that.
yes I know money cannot fix this, but my ex husband has got so many free passes with me and this one I could not let go, He has ruin my life and i dont know how I can ever have a normal relationship with anyone again.
You told me how to read the test about negative and postive test. how can my attorney get info on how to read these test becasue I am sure the other attorney will want proof about how to read these test and what the postive and negative means, How to we handle this?
Are you a doctor? if so then you can help my case with my attorney?
No, I'm not a doctor; however, your doctor will be able to interpret your tests. This wbsite from the New York Times I like: http://consults.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/27/getting-tested-for-herpes/ and http://health.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/herpes-simplex/diagnosis.html.
Please understand, I think you and others in this situation should also seek damages. I think it would make more people responsible although I have hear of cases where people convince their partners that they have "it managed." They may really think so but, it's a life long condition that even with a condom and an anti-viral drug, the virus can still be transferred.
My comment that money can't fix it-- you and I are stuck with it because we were involved with cowards who couldn't act like men.
If my attorney want to contact you how can he. i would not want to do it on this site.
Talk to him first-- he can put his name on this & I can contact him.
Ok Got my Doctor office to write a letter to explain the difference between postive and negative test. The Problem with the letter it only said I cam in contact with Herpes recently. can you point me in the right direction where i can find out what actually the postive and negative means. i did contact my other Dr and they did tell me that negative means I just came in contact with it. But postive means the person had it for awhile. i am asking them to write me a letter if they can. But they did not do the blood test they only did a culture. So i need help if they will not provide the info for me.
Are you an expert in this field.
You need the blood test. Check this out: http://consults.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/18/giving-your-partner-herpes/. If you arecently infected (within two months), it will show negataive. Another words, you just got it versus you had it all along during your marriage. You need the blood test to prove that. The person who infected me tried to convince that I had herpes and didn't know it but when my blood test came back negative within two weeks of bien indfected,he knew that he couldn't deny it.
If his was positive, it means he has the antibody for HSV-2 for at least two months. If he was recently infected, he would not show it like you. If you had other partners, your ex may claim they gave it to you. It would be up to a jury if you actuallly went to civil court to believe you more than him. Plus, you could demonstrate that they didn't haven't had, etc.
Hopefully, you will settle for medical compensation which his attorney may say Acyclovir or Valtrex isn't that expensive with insurance. However, this is a life-long virus with no know cure in the horizon and there is a big social stigma against it. There are definite emotional stress issues with herpes. Plus, you may have a severe case like I do even on antiviral drugs, I still have outbreaks.
ok, thank for the info. I just have to wait to see his test. i have nothing to worry about casue I have not been with anyone else except him in the last 5 years and before that I had a husband whom died, Plus when he died I got tested for STD and I did not have it. So I know I got it from the ex. We will battle it out in court if he likes casue I know I have nothing to loss here. He does since he is not telling the truth. He will not get away with this , since he has ruin my life to have a normal relationship with someone.
i would like to know how you can help me with this law suite. What information can I give to my attorney that will help us. Or can you call me so we can see if you would be an asset to this case.
Here is my attorney name Peter Gleichman 770-926-1957 Ext 302
Maybe you can help with this case
okay, I'm very curious about all this. Me and my new husband now hvae recently been noticing symptoms of this nature. We are both very loyal with each other and very honest and have been together a year now. But our partners in the past before us weren't so loyal. Could we have possibly caught something from them without knowing till now? Can a docter know exactly when we caught it?
Some people really don't have any symptoms and are unaware that they have herpes until they are tested for it. Sometimes they find out when a new partner insists they get test for all STDs prior to starting a relationship. Up to six weeks, blood tests may not reveal herpes because it takes time for the herpes antibodies to show up. Unfortunately beyond six weeks (before six weeks, negative in this period would indicate a recent infection) these tests can determine whether you test positive or negative with pretty good accuracy but they cannot tell you how long.
Other people who find out they have herpes begin to recognize that they had the symptoms but didn't realize what it was: tingling in the buttocks, headaches, one sore, itching like a yeast infection, discharge, etc.).
It's tough when you are blind sighted by someone giving you herpes. You question when they were initially infected, did they purposely hide it from you out of shame and put your health at risk, or were they really ignorant? All relationships must have trust. Trust is based on honesty. Without it, one does not have a relationship. Lying about herpes is a major betrayal.
For me, I recognized early on there is a big stigma with the unifected population; health implications (with me, herpes led to an autoimmune disease putting me at risk with vulva cancer); out of pocket treatment costs in additin to Acyclovir to reduce outbreaks; and reducing (eliminating) my relationship choices (unifected population is no longer available to me) and when I travel, I have the constant worry of outbreaks and the impact on my health. I travel alone to exotic places.
The person who infected me was a doctor. He raised his hand swearing to me he had no STDs knowing he was infected with herpes. I learned the hard way. The good news: I learned that living a solitutude life gave me other life choices that I could not see being in a settling relationship. A person who continuely lies about herpes suffers from narcissism and shame. Disclosure is not enough: I could not live with the constant fear of infecting someone. With having the freedom to make other choices, I am a happier person. I know that once I go to the other side (in my grave) that while I may have peace and not a worry in the world, I will no longer have choices-- the purpose of life.
I am trying to find out some answers of my own and recently got tested and didn't really understand the email with a pdf telling me my results. Anyways I read through your guys convo and when I went to a clinic to get tested they said I was negative and have no antibody. Does this mean I'm negative?