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A 20-year-old female asked:

I had an igg serology test that came back positive for hsv1 & negative for hsv2.how can i find out if its oral or genital?i've never had an outbreak.

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
HSV1 stands for oral: while HSV2 stands for the genital form, you don't need to have an outbreak, those antibodies mean that you were exposed, disease can spread even if the sores aren't present
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