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Herpes Type 2 equivocal results
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An_209079 posted:
I am a Nurse Practitioner. I have a patient who came in for STD testing while he was asymptomatic. He had no known exposures. The first Herpeselect test performed on 4/10 was HSV1 neg and HSV2 1.06. Due to the equivocal result, the test was repeated 6/10. HSV1 still negative, but HSV2 now .95. Do I just repeat in 3 more months, and what is your suggestion on counseling this patient?
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betsyo1967 responded:
no reason for more testing since enough time has passed. equivocal is negative as long as at least 3 months since the last sexual encounter has passed.

if this person has a regular partner, their regular partner should get tested too so that they know that herpes isn't a part of this relationship and they don't have to worry about it as long as they are monogamous.
Talking about std testing is NORMAL and something we all should be doing EVERY TIME before we have sex with a new partner :)


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