I was born with one kidney and tested slightly positive for hsv-2?

I am 39 yeare old male, a little over weight but overall healthy. I was having bad abdominal pain, especially during ejaculating and saw a Dr at a walk in clinic assuming it was a prostate infection as I have had them in the past. As a precaution she ordered std tests and a CT scan to test for diverticulitis. The CT scan came back negative but showed I was born with one kidney. The std tests came back negative for all except herpes. I was pretty sure I have hsv-1 since I’ve had cold sores 1-2× per year for many years but they also said i tested slightly positive for hsv-2 which is very concerning and confusing. I have only had sex once in the past 6 months and it was protected and no oral. The test results were as follows: herpes simplex I/II IGM .9 reference range <.9 Hsv I IgG 38.9 reference range <=.9 Hsv II IgG <.1. Reference range <=.9 HSV 1 IGM antibodies IFA. Detected A HSV 2 IgM antibodies IFA weakly detected I am very confused could you please tell me what it all says? Am I positive for hsv 2?

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3:25 am

the test do not seem to confirm hsv II at present.
i advice you to repeat the tests after 1 month and see the results.
only if all the tests are positive,then you can label it as positive.

Ayman Darrag
5:06 am

The report indicates you have been infected in the past with HSV 1 ..but no recent infections of hcv1,2
No old infections with hsv2..
I recommend redoing the test after a while in another lab..

Dr.Honey Arora
6:10 am

As per the investigation report it does not look like HSV 2 infection although a slight exposure is possible but is not a sign of full fledged infection..

So do not worry about it..

But it will be better if you get antiviral medication for HSV 1 infection..

Hope this helps..


Ahmed Fawzy
12:06 pm

You need to repeat the test as it is unclear
Also are you on immunosuppressive drugs or do you have any autoimmune disease?

Masr Fawzy
7:22 pm

U are just having previous infection with HSV1 .. no worries, no need to take antiviral drugs as long as there is no symptoms, just safe sex, is v v v imp. And good hygiene

Masr Fawzy
7:24 pm

Let me add that having one kidney is not a problem at all, u can live with a quarter kidney , as long as its functioning well, do routine KFT every 6m