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can a hsv igg 1 test be negative and a hsv igg 2 positive same day test be posible

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
You don't have HSV2: The HSV IgM antibody test is highly unreliable. Knowledgeable STD and herpes experts never recommend IgM testing and usually ignore the results IgG an ... Read More

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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Means past infection: A person whose lab test result says HSV IgG positive means the person had caught HSV sometime in the past, but there is no way to tell exactly how far ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Lab Error: I would chalk this up to lab error, but in my patients we do not leave it there. There is a much better and more valid test to be done called a wester ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
HSV-1 pos, HSV-2 neg: I read the results such that you have been exposed to the HSV-1 that typically causes cold sores, while you have not been exposed to HSV-2. Keep in mi ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Asha Kamnani
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
HSV 1 is Positive: Your HSV 1 test is positive. Your HSV 2 test is Negative. However, it is good to apply them to the clinical scenario. Some people may have a positive ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
You have Herpes: There should be two results for the igg one for type one and one for type two. But having positive results for herpes for either or both viruses means ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Herpes infection: If the results are accurate, as you described, you have had recent infection with both HSV 1 and 2. It would be prudent to see your doctor to ascertai ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Ask ordering doctor: The ordering doctor knows what the numbers mean because the numbers have to be viewed in the context of a patient's entire medical picture. That's the ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Prior exposure: Most adults have been exposed to HSV 1, oral herpes. HSV 2 or genital herpes is less common. Was the IgG antibody result for HSV 1 or 2?
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Igg means past infection and immunity, igm indicates current or very recent infection.
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