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How long for hsv 2 antibodies to show up in the blood

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
34 years experience Allergy and Immunology
HSV testing: Igm is the first antibody type to be produced in an immune reaction to a foreign invader such as a virus. Over time, the igm response changes to igg. ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not necessarily: The bottom line is that you are infected with hsv and may experience herpes lesions in the genital area. If you do, you may wish to be on treatment th ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
44 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
That is correct: The blood test indicates that you have been exposed to herpes at some point in the past but tells you nothing about the location of the outbreak nor h ... Read More
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: Sounds like hsv2=756. This is evidence of genital herpes. Now you need education about what this means & what actions you should take.
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haresh Jhangiani
33 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: U need to run sequential testing to chck for infection and immunity form HSV
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
31 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: First, the test may be falsely positive. Second, if you do carry the virus, it may be oral instead of genital. Third, if it's genital, you may not nec ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: This should not prevent blood donation.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Herpes Two: Yes. You have herpes. You are also contagious for this. 90% of people with herpes do not have outbreaks and don't know where they are contagious.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Alexander
62 years experience Rheumatology
Herpes Simplex: Most docs know about HSV antibodies, but expecially infectious disease specialists and dermatologists, Also gynecologists and urologists.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not really: The lines separating these two types are really kind of blurred. Particularly, when it comes to treatment, the discussion is not all that relevant. ... Read More

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