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what does a positive igg test mean

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes?: Many infections behave this way, but I assume you're talking about herpes. Oral or genital? Positive HSV culture is rarely false, but it takes a few w ... Read More
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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 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
You have Herpes: There should be two results for the igg one for type one and one for type two. But having positive results for herpes for either or both viruses means ... 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniela Torres
Specializes in Medicina General
Hi there : I’m sorry to hear that you are worried, we can’t diagnose something without having your full medical history and without a clinical exam, please take ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Incomplete info: HSV 2 can either represent prior exposure to and experience with cold sores or genital herpes. The strain is not specific to one site or the other.You ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Yes, the hsv igg should be positive, unless you only became infected very recently.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends on test: There are several HSV IgG antibody tests, with different numbers for positive results. The most common is HerpeSelect®, for which 9.9 is strongly posi ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Rash with fever: Virtually 100% of us get infected with these viruses and they may cause a rash. See this site for more info. http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/5/3/99-0 ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not really: There is no benefit to testing again. Usually we just treat when symptoms flare since herpes is a viral infection.

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