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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Reference range: 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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Different agents: Valtrex (valacyclovir) would not affect the causative agent of chancroid. Chancroid and herpes may have similar symptoms but the former is a bacterial ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
HSV blood test: Post the details in a new question and I'll try to help. Assuming it's a blood test, include the specific test done, if you can learn that from your d ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Question?: So you carry hsv1, like most people, but not hsv 2.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
Can't say: All tests have threshold above which they are positive; just because they are supposed to detect something (in this case, likely hsv antibodies), does ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
IGG: Indicates prior HSV infection. To determine acute infection IGM specific antibody test
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A female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
How do you: know that you have HSV-2 if you are testing negative?
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
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 female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Genital herpes: You are infected with herpes symplex virus type 2 (HSV2). Almost certainly you have genital herpes, even if you haven't noticed symptoms. Be on the lo ... Read More

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