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    Good idea. You don't have to list every partner or activity, but you do need to know your status including "unknown" and had sex with infected person. When you're honest she can make a choice. Howver asking you after having sex seems a bit strange on her part. Here is some more info about all this: [Register to see the link]
    Originally Posted by Morello
    I'd like to take the test anyway, if I can find one. And yeah, she could get tested too. I'll try to find out more tomorrow.

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    Originally Posted by katrina1980
    Thanks Wiseman! That was very helpful.

    Worthy of note, article stated that blood tests will confirm, and are encouraged by doctors in many cases.

    "A Herpes blood test can help determine if you have the Herpes infection."
    But I googled the same information yesterday and over and over it was stated that the blood tests are not without false positives, therefore not always recommended and not part of a routine std panel.

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    Originally Posted by Wiseman2
    Good idea. You don't have to list every partner or activity, but you do need to know your status including "unknown" and had sex with infected person. When you're honest she can make a choice. Howver asking you after having sex seems a bit strange on her part. Here is some more info about all this: [Register to see the link]
    Did he mentioned whether or not they used protection? (don't make me go back and reread)

    Because her questions after the fact may not seem so outrageous. Maybe in an intimate moment she felt more comfortable asking the harder hitting questions. Dunno, just thinking out loud.

    I don't care for it when someone makes the other person out to sound like a nut job to prove their point.
    Something happened that made her feel safe enough to ask.

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    Originally Posted by katrina1980
    Just one more question Billie, if one has been exposed knowingly or unknowingly, if tests confirming are useless, how would they know they're a carrier so they can take the necessary precautions and meds to avoid spreading it to others?

    For example, how did Morello's ex (and her doctors) discover and confirm she was a carrier, he said she was on medication, etc.

    Even if she had symptoms resembling HSV-2, those symptoms wouldn't confirm it, it could be any number of things.

    Serious question Billie, this is all so confusing!

    Thnx!
    I donít know anything about his ex , if she had PCR testing on a lesion that came up positive then she has it.
    If she was asymptomatic and had blood tests done that came up positive then she may or may not have it.
    Thatís why I do not recommend blood testing if asymptomatic, up to 1 in 5 positives can be false.

    There are times when the blood test can be helpful , but that is mostly confined to pregnant women claiming exposure (if the test is negative , great, although false negatives can occur too) or in someone who presents with typical symptoms but the PCR is negative. This could be due to poor sampling , low yield or inhibitors present.

    General screening of the public for HSV 2 has not lowered the spread of infection and so is not done.
    It really is a rubbish test but it does exist in private pathology because people are willing to pay for test and unfortunately a lot of GPís are clueless about what the results mean and therefore neither does their patient.

    For all I know, the opís ex could have got that test done and been falsely positive?

    I am a scientist specialised in infectious diseases for over 20 years.

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    Originally Posted by katrina1980
    Thanks Wiseman! That was very helpful.

    Worthy of note, article stated that blood tests will confirm, and are encouraged by doctors in many cases.

    "A Herpes blood test can help determine if you have the Herpes infection."
    See how you read that wrong?
    Your quote blood tests ďwill confirmĒ
    But the actual quote was ďcan help determineĒ
    There is a huge difference!

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    Originally Posted by Wiseman2
    Yes it is. Also there was a successful case where someone was sued for recklessly spreading HSV2 by lying about previous exposure as well as failing to get tested. If this lady is negative and suddenly tested positive she has an excellent case. It's nonsense that "is doesn't spread during non outbreaks" Many cases are asymptomatic.

    Yet here we are 2019 and people tell themselves all this nonsense so they can have sex and pretend they or who their are with are not at risk. Bottom line if you were exposed and know you were and further never bother to get tested then fail to disclose that you're liable for reckless endangerment. Same with HIV...also many successful cases against reckless spreaders. Although the consequences of that tend to be criminal rather than civil cases. Basically you can't run around endangering/damaging people just because you want sex.
    Can you please send a link to that case?
    Iíd love to read it thanks.
    My guess is that he was symptomatic unlike the op but Iíd love to read how the lawyers determined she contracted it from him? Specifically?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Well mine wasnít done in private pathology, it was covered by my insurance and I didnít google my experience.

    I get tested yearly, I asked for the test, my gyn said itís available upon request because many get a positive result and freak out, the test shows if your body ever created antibodies, if it did youíve been exposed before, but it doesnít mean you have herpes, she said they base it on many factors including the blood test. True or not thatís the information given to me.

    That was my real world experience with my gynecologist, I donít regret getting it done because I wanted to know and it didnít cost me anything more than a copay. I can definitely see why itís a test thatís frowned upon though I had no issue with it.

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