Follow up – now indeterminate WB HSV-2 – Herpes
Three weeks later I had 10 panel STD testing and was negative for everything. Off topic, I’m at the same stage as you were back in March where I just tested low-positive for HSV2 at 3.23 H but will be doing a WB 4 months from my last sexual encounter to confirm (we only engaged in mutual masturbation where I touched her genitals and also mine, but I cannot remember if that person had any signs of an outbreak or not). When I called UW to discuss the indeterminate results, one person told me I was seroconverting and probably had it and a different person told me that I may have some other antibody in my system that the test is picking up. Positive, indeterminate, and negative results by the Biokit assay for HSV-2. I’m reluctant to keep testing. When I called UW to discuss the indeterminate results, one person told me I was seroconverting and probably had it and a different person told me that I may have some other antibody in my system that the test is picking up. Results came back negative again.
rAAVCR and HSV-1 RCs (red) were visualized as described in the legend to Fig. But mostly concerned about HSV 2 status. I retested with Western Blot on August 9 with an indeterminate result. It was explained to me at that time that an indeterminate or low positive value could either be due to a recent exposure (within 3 months) or due to cross-reactivity (from HSV1, or from varicella). The first HSV test was an IGG test (not sure if it was type specific) at Planned Parenthood. This process includes detection by an enzyme immunoassay (EIA) followed by a confirmatory Western blot (WB) in which recombinant proteins specific for HTLV-I Env glycoproteins are incorporated into WB strips. Viruses were classified as either Causative Viruses (CV) or Associated Viruses (AV).
However an infection with a HTLV-3 or HTLV-4 may nevertheless yield a reactive test result during screening. Your next step should be to repeat your HIV-screening tests. Clinical guidelines suggest that only nodules larger than 1 cm be further evaluated since they have a greater possibility of being malignant. I was reading on the other post that 41 is the tail of the spirochete. Since the Western Blot is an antibody test, like the initial ELISA test, it is not fully independent, and the very common use of this as a confirmatory test for ELISA is thus questionable. All patients receiving infliximab had tacrolimus-refractory active disease (Lichtiger score >10) and were treated with 5 mg/kg at weeks 0, 2 and 6 and every 8 weeks thereafter, if tolerated. In the meantime I have been taking valtrex until just a few weeks ago for the last 2 yrs.
Secondly, the HerpeSelect only tests for certain patented HSV-2 proteins using their own methods. Western Blot was repeated at 5 weeks and results did not change. Vironostika HIV-1 and Uni-FORM II Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays were used to confirm samples that had positive Abbott Determine and negative Uni-Gold. Vironostika HIV-1 and Uni-FORM II Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays were used to confirm samples that had positive Abbott DetermineTM and negative Uni-GoldTM . Transmission. For the veterans in the board if you were in my shoes would you do more testing? We agreed to take things slow until she knew her status.
The same categories of etiological agents that are responsible for ALF of known cause likely contribute to indeterminate ALF: viral infection, drug and toxin-induced injury, metabolic and genetic defects, vascular compromise, and autoimmune insults. For the veterans in the board if you were in my shoes would you do more testing? I recently had 2 short term relationships. How would that impact my current test results? Thanks so much for your help. I have been dating someone with HSV 1 since February 2014 and wonder if I got it from her. There is no way that I can locate this lady now ( for re testing ) and my country does not have the facilities to do Nucleic acid test .or Viral load test or CD 4 or other advanced tests.
The most plausible explanation is that specific HIV antibodies may have been lost in the end-stage of AIDS and were not sufficient in meeting positive test criteria; the re-emerging of specific antibodies at the end of follow-up may have resulted from the reestablishment of immunity by HAART. In the past once in a routine Gyno appointment asked to be tested for all STD’S but I do not know if they tested for HVS 1 or 2 since everything I read tells me that is not included in a STD screening. Western Blot at UW was negative for HSV-1 and indeterminate for HSV-2.  Rea, D.J., Heimbach, J.K., Rosen, C.B., et al. The Kalon assay performed very well with samples from this population (90.8% sensitive, 99.4% specific), whereas the Focus assay had a sensitivity (82.6%) much lower than that shown previously.