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How long after exposure to HSV 2 will it take for a herpeselect test to come back positive

A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
32 years experience Bariatrics
see below: Once a person has herpes the infection is chronic. In some people the infection will cause occasional clinical recurrences and in others it will not. ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bryan
31 years experience Dermatology
HSV 2 : A positive igg antibody test (what you had) for hsv means you have antibodies from a previous infection--not necessarily a current one. Treatment dep ... 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 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Reference negative: Means that the normal should be negative.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
HSV 1: While HSV 1 is thought of as oral cold sores it can be transmitted to the genitals through oral sex. It tends not to recur when HSV 1 appears on the g ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends on the test: Culture of the virus would be positive at the first appearance of herpes rash. Antibody results may take a few weeks to turn positive. Wish you good h ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Asked and Answered: No. Six to twelve weeks should be plenty of time for herpes testing.
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal answered
32 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
I dont know: We do not use hsv titers to evaluate symptoms or diagnose hsv. To diagnose hsv, a swab of the lesion is done to detect the virus.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Have you been exposed to a known carrier of the virus? Perhaps you wish to be checked for other STD's.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
False pos HSV2 test: This is a common problem with the HSV2 blood tests. An index value over 1.1 is officially positive, but yours was barely positive at 1.16. The test is ... Read More
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