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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Probably yes: If you were treated with anti-herpes drug (acyclovir or valacyclovir) when your HSV1 infection was diagnosed, this could be why your HSV1 blood test h... Read More

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Why do you ask?: Do you have herpes lesions? That's the real question. The antibodies are just to support the clinical impression. This lab result is a "definite maybe... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
IgM vs IgG: Igm shows an acute infection with the hsv virus. After clearance of the hsv (typically) the body will have a positive igg which simply shows previous ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Herpes: Most likely, you had herpes before this encounter and you didn't know it. That's somewhat common-people are infected but don't know their status. Thes... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
If all the stated testing was done via "IgG" , the "equivocal results" may be due to IgG antibody levels being low, after the acute phase of reaction ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Even if you have HSV 1, also called oral herpes, it is not a serious matter. Majority of the adult have had HSV 1. Other than cold sores, HSV 1 infect... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
NO: It simply means that your titer was higher the one time compared to the other. You may have it checked in 6 months and it is back down again. The nu... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Ignore the IgM test: The HSV IgM antibody tests are notoriously unreliable and inaccurate. Herpes and STD experts never request it and we always ignore the results. Your I... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
HSV and pregnancy: So, it appears that you have been exposed to both hsv type 1 and 2 and harbor genital herpes virus (hsv 2) which your baby can contract. It's been sho... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Past exposure: The negative IgM level points to no current infection but the positive IgG level points to past exposure and protection (partial) against HSV.

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