Seroepidemiology of Herpes Simplex virus type 1 and 2 in Western and Southern Switzerland in

Hunter Handsfeld suggested in one post that maybe I should go get re-tested, that potentially my swab test was in error. [Jan 09] I saw a small pink pimple on my penis which turned down in 2 days and left a white patch on skin, with 2 weeks time a saw a white spot on my finger as well, which has been growing slightly and getting whiter. The recent availability of type-specific gG-based assays detecting IgG against HSV-1 and HSV-2 allows to establish the prevalence of each subtype. HSV infection also increased granulocyte-mediated endothelial cell detachment from its substratum (14.7 +/- 1.7% versus 3.3 +/- 0.3% for uninfected endothelium; p less than 0.001), which further increased (p less than 0.01) in the presence of immune complexes (IgG-sensitized erythrocytes). As que, si una persona ten a lesiones en la boca o en los genitales, el examen de sangre era positivo al anticuerpo del herpes. Total proteins were extracted at the indicated times postinfection and subjected to WB analysis using antibodies specific for actin (loading control), ICP8 (HSV-1 infection control), Chk2, Chk2-P-T68, and p53-P-S15.

My doc basically told me I had herpes, he just wasn’t sure which one yet