Just received a positive diagnosis on two different cultures. However, I tested negative for the antibodies.
Two weeks ago, I had what I thought was a cut near the head of my penis. My GF and I had unprotected sex that night, since I didn't think anything of it. I went to the doctor a few days later and they took blood and did a tissue culture. The blood came back first, and it was negative. I just got the results from the tissue cultures (one on Tuesday of last week, and another on Friday) both came back positive. The doctors thought it was mechanical damage the first time, and the second time they thought any bumps were from neosporin reaction (dermatitis?)
I'm confused, though. My doctor said that assuming my negative blood test was accurate, this was a recent infection. Neither of us have slept with anyone else though, so I don't know how it just showed up. Also, my GF was tested in March 2017 and specifically requested a Herpes. Her blood work came back negative and she hasn't had any symptoms. We have been dating and sleeping together since June of 2016. If I had it prior to now (assuming false negative) surely she would have acquired it after a year of unprotected sex?
I don't know what to do. We had protected sex twice when there was an open lesion, and once when the initial one occurred. She's going to the DR on Friday. If I was truly just infected, how long will it take before her blood would show the antibodies?