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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
55 years experience Internal Medicine
That he had it: in the past. Y0u should be tested too

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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Can repeat, but...: If you test people who are more likely to have the disease, false positives are less likely. If you test people who probably don't have the disease, f ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Maybe false positive: With the most common HSV test (HerpeSelect), an HSV2 index value over 1.1 is technically positive, but many results 1.1 - 3.5 are false. This could be ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Maybe false pos test: If test was HerpeSelect® (check with doctor or the lab), it's probably false positive. ELISA value over 1.1 is officially positive, but most peop ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
21 years experience Dermatology
IgM means recent: Igm is the antibody that is released when you are first exposed to a bacteria or virus. Over time, as more specific antibodies develop, igg is produce ... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
You don't have HSV2: You apparently had the Focus HerpeSelect® antibody test. Although an index value of 1.1 or higher officially defines a positive HSV2 result, in fact l ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Genital herpes: This IgG result almost certainly means you are infected with HSV2. IgM normally becomes negative over time, so you've probably had it at least a few m ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jurewitz
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
HSV titters: Your igg levels indicate past infection only. It could be from 6 months ago to 30-40 years ago. Igm titters on the other hand indicate current/very re ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
66 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Likely you have HSV1: You can repeat the study in 3-4 weeks and compare likely you have hsv 1 and a bit of overlap.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
29 years experience Family Medicine
False + can occur: Especially if you are positive for HSV1 there can be a false positive for HSV2 . Ask your doctor to order a Western Blot test for HSV2 - that is the ... Read More
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