• keljo keljo
    February 05, 2009
    Causes of false positive herpes test result?
    keljo keljo
    February 05, 2009

    Are there medical conditions/diseases that can cause a false positive test result?

    I have an autoimmune condition and small fiber neuropathy.  I have never had a positive viral culture but have had a positive hsv-2 blood test. 

     

     

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  • t
    t
    February 18, 2009
    t
    t
    February 05, 2009

    usually once your postive your positive. I would retest again in a few months. If it turns up postive again then im sorry hun but your positive.

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    • cwd1731
      June 02, 2009
      cwd1731
      June 02, 2009
      Sorry, but your wrong. If you get a blood test...it's not accurate. 30% can have false negatives. 30% percent can also have false positives. To get a accurate result you have to get a swab test during an outbreak READ MORE
    • TigerLilly
      April 19, 2010
      TigerLilly
      April 19, 2010
      Are you sure of that?  Can there really be false positive herpes test?  I have never had any outbreaks or signs, was tested for it (blood test) and they said it was positive.  So, I've been on acyclovir for 2 years and thinking maybe they were wrong. Could they have been? READ MORE
    • Bananas
      October 21, 2010
      Bananas
      October 21, 2010

      I too have never had an outbreak or sore...ever...I came up positive also. But since I never had an outbreak or a sore my Dr. has never prescribed me any medicine. And two years later, still no outbreak. I had 8 blood transfusions years ago and this was my cause. Have been married for 11 years and my husband has always tested negative. I too have neuropathy and Trigeminal Neuropathy and my Dr. thinks it might stem from that. But no one truly knows the answer yet. But one day they will like always.

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  • faith April 11, 2009
    faith
    February 05, 2009

    I also have various autoimmune disorders, and I reached this site looking for illnesses that could cause a false positive herpes blood result. I know I have never had a break out, sores I have had have been cultured and come back negative for herpes. I now know that I have discoid Lupus amongst other things, so could this be an early detection that no one knows about yet?

    I've also had a couple of false positive lyme tests, and I have had at least 10 of them since all this started a couple of years ago.

    I wish there were more answers out there for people like us.

    What can cause a false positive herpes and a false positive lyme?

    does any one have an idea?

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