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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Does not add up: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More

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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
37 years experience Rheumatology
Exposure/immunizatio: Prior exposure, infection, or prior immunization. Requires more info to know which.
Dr. Stephen Scholand
23 years experience Infectious Disease
HSV 1 infection: Whether you realize it or not you are infected with HSV 1- the cold sore virus. It is actually very common. This virus "hides" in a nerve root and wil ... Read More
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Dr. James Berman
40 years experience Dermatology
No genital herpes: Sounds like you have serologic evidence of having hsv 1 which is associated with oral cold sores but you don't have titres for hsv2 which is usually a ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
44 years experience Family Medicine
Herpes virus: Herpes virus type 1 (hsv 1) causes upper respiratory infections, usually manifest as "cold sores", which can spread to the skin. Herpes virus type 2 i ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 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 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
HSV 1 vs HSV2: your findings indicate exposure to HSV1 virus and development of antibodies against, it is the one reponsible for the facial and oral infection occuri ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Pos HSV1, prob HSV2: These results indicate that the person tested for sure has HSV1 and probably has HSV2 as well. However, it depends on the exact HSV blood test that wa ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
No, not really: Hsv 1 is considered universally present, in most of the adult population, so there isn't much desire or need to test it further. In a research setting ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Don't do it: It's not going to touch your herpes 1. Unlike the law that applies to physicians, there's no law requiring people who pose as "persecuted scholars and ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
10 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Antibody response: The positive IgG antibody level against HSV-1 indicates past infection (this is generally spread via skin contact and usually causes cold sores). The ... Read More

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