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Are HSV false negatives possible or common at all?

  • I tested hsv2 positive in 2007 and for 6 consecutive years I got re-tested and it was always positive. I skipped 2013. In 2014 I got the first negative, so I got another test 15 days later thinking it may have been an error of the lab, same result, negative. I left it alone and waited a year. Now 2015, I got re-tested, I used a different lab just in case, and again it's all negative: hsv1, hsv2, IgG, IgM --just in case there was a mistake in viruses in previous years or extra tests needed. The value was very low, 0.04, so not even close to the indeterminate range. How can that be happening, explained? As much as I want to believe it, that can't possible be true.

    Asked by Anonymous in Herpes Sep 08, 2015
  • Posted on Sep 10, 2015


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